National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is recognized each year on January 11th. In recognition of this important day and throughout the month of January, Blue Campaign hosts several special events and educational activities.
Blue Campaign’s largest initiative is #WearBlueDay on January 11th. To raise awareness of human trafficking, we ask people to take photos of themselves, friends, family, and colleagues wearing blue clothing and share them on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – along with our #WearBlueDay hashtag. Anyone can participate, all you need is a piece of blue clothing!
Follow us on Twitter @DHSBlueCampaign for more information on #WearBlueDay and National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
How to Participate
Here are some creative ways to participate in #WearBlueDay:
- Take a Group Photo: Spread the word about #WearBlueDay within your office or community and get everyone together for a photo. Don’t forget to share on social media and use #WearBlueDay!
- Share a Video: Create a video message explaining why you are participating in #WearBlueDay. Post it on social media and encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same.
- Organize a Challenge: The Connecticut Department of Children and Families organized a creative photo challenge between its field offices to support #WearBlueDay. You can do the same or create your own online challenge!
- Light Up a Landmark: Los Angeles City Hall was lit blue and Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted a photo of it with #WearBlueDay. Work with your local government to light a capitol building, landmark, or bridge blue to raise awareness of human trafficking.
- Host an Event: Organize an online or in-person event, such as a panel, documentary viewing, or Twitter chat, to foster discussion about human trafficking and how to recognize and report it. Encourage attendees and participants to wear blue and share photos on social media. Don’t forget to use #WearBlueDay.
We look forward to seeing how you participate in #WearBlueDay!
Here are some social media posts you can use to promote #WearBlueDay:
Before January 11th
- Join me in wearing blue on Jan. 11 to help @DHSBlueCampaign bring awareness to #humantrafficking. Share your photo with #WearBlueDay.
- No one should be a victim of #humantrafficking. Wear blue and share your photo on Jan. 11 to bring awareness to this awful crime. Learn more about @DHSBlueCampaign’s #WearBlueDay: https://go.usa.gov/xPDRc
- I’ll be wearing blue and sharing a photo on Jan. 11 with #WearBlueDay to bring awareness to #humantrafficking, will you? Learn more via @DHSBlueCampaign: https://go.usa.gov/xPDRc
- Wear blue and share a photo on Jan. 11 with #WearBlueDay to raise awareness of #humantrafficking. Learn more from @DHSBlueCampaign: https://go.usa.gov/xPDRc
- Want to do something more than wear blue on #WearBlueDay? Learn other ways you can participate and raise awareness of #humantrafficking on Jan. 11 via @DHSBlueCampaign: https://go.usa.gov/xPDRc
- #Humantrafficking is a horrible crime that strips people of their basic rights. Raise awareness of this crime by wearing blue clothing and sharing your photo on Jan. 11. #WearBlueDay @DHSBlueCampaign
- #Humantrafficking happens in cities, suburbs, and rural areas throughout the US. Raise awareness of this crime by wearing blue and sharing your photo on Jan. 11. #WearBlueDay @DHSBlueCampaign
On January 11th
- Today, I’m participating in @DHSBlueCampaign’s #WearBlueDay to bring awareness to #humantrafficking.
- I wear blue because [insert why you are wearing blue]. #WearBlueDay #endtrafficking
- Why am I wearing blue? To help #endtrafficking. Learn how you can get involved: https://go.usa.gov/xPDRc #WearBlueDay
- Too many people are victims of #humantrafficking. @DHSBlueCampaign brings awareness to this crime #WearBlueDay https://go.usa.gov/xPDRc
- I joined @DHSBlueCampaign in wearing blue today to raise awareness of #humantrafficking. Learn how you can get involved today #WearBlueDay https://go.usa.gov/xPDRc
- DYK: #humantrafficking is a horrible crime that strips people of their basic rights. Today, I’m raising awareness by wearing blue #WearBlueDay @DHSBlueCampaign