Staff members from the Rhode Island Hospitality Association (RIHA) wore blue to raise awareness about human trafficking on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Jan. 11. “The RIHA team promoted #wearblueday with the American Hotel & Lodging Association on social media by wearing all blue, taking this photo and also encouraging hospitality professionals to wear blue on our Instagram Live stories,” said Monika Zuluaga, Vice President, Membership & Marketing. Traffickers often use the privacy accessible through the hospitality and tourism industry including hotels, sporting events, theme parks, cruise ships and other venues. Education on how to recognize and report signs of trafficking is part of the ongoing awareness efforts. The #wearblueday social media movement is led by the Blue Campaign, a national public awareness effort from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, designed to inform the public, law enforcement and industry partners on both how to identify and respond to human trafficking cases. Follow
@DHSBlueCampaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information about #wearblueday and campaign efforts throughout the year.