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Human trafficking vigil to be held in downtown Spokane


On Jan. 11 Lutheran Community Services Northwest will join in the national movement to protest human trafficking by holding a candlelight vigil at River Park Square Mall.

According to the organization, there are 27 million people enslaved worldwide. Jan. 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day and groups have been coming together on this day to bring attention to the issue since 2007.

An art walkthough with the theme “hope” will precede the vigil at 2:30 p.m. and the candlelight vigil will begin at 3 p.m.

For information call (509) 343-5091.

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About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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