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National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Red Sand ceremony at Sacred Heart Church.

Participants reading prayers and stories of survivors. Paula E. Kirman

February 22 was the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Canada. A small group marked the date with a Red Sand prayer vigil and ceremony in front of Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples.

Participants  took turns reciting prayers and sharing stories from survivors of human trafficking.

The vigil and ceremony concluded with the spreading of red sand in sidewalk cracks. Organizers explained that the red sand symbolized both Jesus' sacrifice and people who have fallen through the cracks in society.

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