For the second year in a row, President Obama has declared January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. There are a lot of ways to support it, but when you are a guy there may be one that tops any other. Kevin Smith – creator of Jay & Silent Bob and many other man-friendly flicks and fanboy supreme of comic books – co-founded The Wayne Foundation to spread awareness of CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) and building a rehabilitation facility for victims DMST (Domestic Minor Sexual Trafficking). Yes it is named to give a nod to Batman, and their logo even looks like the Gotham skyline with a certain hero’s signal.
In the president’s proclamation he states that ‘During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we stand with all those who are held in compelled service; we recognize the people, organizations and government entities that are working to combat human trafficking; and we recommit to bringing an end to this inexcusable human rights abuse. Human trafficking endangers the lives of millions of people around the world, and it is a crime that knows no borders.’ The full proclamation can be seen here.
The Wayne Foundation currently focuses specifically on child trafficking.Their primary objective is to assist female DMST (Domestic Minor Sexual Trafficking) victims in the United States, but want to expand their programs to additionally serve male and adult sex trafficking victims.
You can donate directly to The Wayne Foundation or buy merchandise which includes t-shirts with the Wayne Foundation logo on it – in classic black off course. Or, you can man up in the morning with some Smoffee – in case you didn’t know, the Kevin Smith SModCo ‘brand’ is made ip of all things starting with ‘Sm’ from his last name like his Smodcast. – coffee from Just Coffee Cooperative of which $1 of every bag goes to the Foundation.