JUFL’s IJM Chapter takes awareness to community

The group walked along 192, one of the busiest roads in Osceola County.

KISSIMMEE — JUFL students joined together Saturday morning to walk 2.5 miles, taking a message against modern-day slavery into the local community.

This was the second time JUFL’s chapter of the International Justice Mission has taken part in the Walk for Freedom.

Walk for Freedom is a worldwide event hosted by The A21 Campaign. This year, there were hundreds of walks occurring in 25 different countries.

Even though these walks take place spread out around the world, they are all united for one cause — abolishing slavery in the 21st century.

During the walk in Kissimmee, students talked to people as they passed and capture the attention of cars who passed the group.

Some cars honked their horns and waved their hands in support of the walk, while others were consistently turning their gaze between the road and the signs to gain perspective on the issue.

Campus Chapter President Sara Ann Lewis talked with some high school students outside of a local gas station along the walk.

“Even though we were a relatively small group compared to other walks that took place, I still feel like we were able to make an impact in the awareness of human trafficking in Kissimmee,” said Bethany Tison, one of the walk participants.

The group consisted of students from the school, individuals from the local area, and Dr. David Eubanks.

This event marks the second event hosted by the IJM/Rapha House Campus Chapter this year. Next on the agenda, is a fundraising event, Work4Freedom, which will take place in February.

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