The U.S. Fund for UNICEF's End Trafficking project has partnered with the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) to implement Shut Out Trafficking on ten university and college campuses across the US over the 2014 - 2015 academic year. The week-long outreach program utilizes screenings of Not My Life, PSAs, academic lectures, tabling, petitioning, and more to raise awareness and promote action to end human trafficking at participating schools.
To date, the program has reached thousands of students at college campuses across the U.S. including La Salle University, St. John's University, Brown University, and University of Central Florida, Tulane University, University of Denver, Chicago State University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Alabama.
Student reactions to Not My Life have been powerful. Below is a testimonial from a student at St. Johns University. To read more of his reaction, click here.
"After watching Not My Life, my world was turned upside down. I could not believe I went day to day without knowing the terrible suffering and atrocities people have to go through each and every day around the world and right here in the United States...This video had me questioning what I really knew about the things that were going on in the world. It influenced me tremendously to the point where I am looking for summer work opportunities to work on the issue. I implore you to watch this video, and hopefully the strength of this film will have the same impact on you as it did on me."
To stay up to date on Shut Out Trafficking events, follow #ShutOutHT on social media, or read End Trafficking's blog.