In the Booth with Ruth – Michelle Sweeney, Anti-Human Trafficking Activist

Anti-human trafficking activist, Michelle Sweeney, is in the booth for the first in the special series of interviews scheduled for January, which is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Michelle’s interview is educational and practical, as well as touching and inspirational, as she takes us through her own personal journey.

Ruth Jacobs

Michelle Sweeney

How did you become involved in the movement against human trafficking?

I was listening to a late night radio show one night in November 2011. I had never heard of human trafficking before and as I listened to the content of the show, I quickly found out that not only did human trafficking happen in our world today but that it happened in the city I lived in. As I continued to listen to the show, they explained how everyday people could help in this area by raising awareness in their communities.

That was it, in that moment, I was convicted that I should be doing something about this but not really knowing where to start, I decided to look it up on the internet and do some reading on it.

A couple of days later, I decided to start a petition asking for greater preventative measures to be put…

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