Stop Human Trafficking in Montana Conference - including the Montana Red Sand Project & Run for Freedom 5K

Fri May 27, 2016 Missoula, MT US 59802 Directions
Event: 5K Run/Walk
Join the Second Run for Freedom 5K Run/Walk, Montana's premier event held to combat human trafficking! The Run raises funding to support the Montana Anti-Trafficking Project, a statewide organized that works to prevent human trafficking in Montana by raising awareness of this modern-day slavery. Montana Attorney General Tim Fox will kick off the event!

Register for the Run and challenge 5 of your friends to do the same. Take the Run for Freedom Challenge!

Held the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, this is the perfect time to become involved in the fight against human trafficking. The untimed Run is party of a full day of events held at the University of Montana aimed at raising awareness of human trafficking. The Run will be part of the beautiful University of Montana campus and surrounding area in Missoula, Montana. It will follow the Montana Red Sands Project and the Stop Human Trafficking Conference held the same day at the University of Montana.

Join this great community event! Awards for Overall Winners in men's, women's, and children's categories. Exciting raffle items to be given away!

Registration is available online at montanaantitraffickingproject.com and https://runsignup.com/Race/MT/Missoula/RunforFreedom5KRunWalk, or onsite the morning of the race. For questions contact mtatproject@gmail.com and visit montanaantitraffickingproject.com to learn more about the organization the Run supports.

This is a fun run for the entire family. Registration includes a swag bag with donations from local businesses and a Run hat. (Not guaranteed for late or raceday registrants).
Start Time: 5:30pm MDT
End Time: 7:30pm MDT
Registration Limit: 486 spots left.
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Event: Montana Red Sand Project
This event is the Montana part of the “Red Sand Project”, an activist artwork that uses participatory sidewalk interventions, earthwork installations, and convenings to create opportunities for people to question, to connect, and to take action against human trafficking. Participants find and fill a sidewalk crack with red sand and to then document the sidewalk transformation on social media using #RedSandProject. These interventions remind us that we can’t merely walk over the most marginalized people in our communities — those who fall through the metaphoric cracks. The simple act of placing sand in a crack or posting a photo on social media may seem inconsequential, but small actions can help raise awareness of the issues facing those who are overlooked.

Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: University of Montana Oval
Cost: $10 + nominal online registration fee
Start Time: 7:30am MDT
End Time: 8:15am MDT
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Event: Stop Human Trafficking in Montana Conference
On May 27, 2016, the Montana Anti-Trafficking Project is collaborating with other organizations to provide a multi-disciplinary conference aimed at raising awareness of human trafficking, how to recognize the signs human trafficking is occurring, and how to respond properly to help stop this crime.

The one-day conference starts with the Montana Red Sand Project (part of a national movement) where participants will gather and spread packets of red sand, having the sand fill cracks, signifying the people falling through the cracks with human trafficking, and serving as a reminder that Montanans must stand up for victims enslaved by their traffickers.

The conference will follow with experts on human trafficking presenting. Special guests include Senator Jon Tester and Attorney General Tim Fox, Missoula Police Detective Guy Baker, and others to be announced.
At the conclusion of the day, the Montana Anti-Trafficking Project will hold its second Run for Freedom, a 5K Run/Walk, as a great community event to close the day.

Conference: Free with no continuing education credits; $35 with continuing education credits
Start Time: 8:30am MDT
End Time: 4:45pm MDT
Registration Limit: 43 spots left.
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