'Shine A Light On Slavery Day' Covers Social Media In Red X's

The Xs are part of a campaign by a coalition of 16 non-profit groups that is working to raise awareness of the problem around the world. "Social media has been an incredible platform for amplifying this message, and continues to play a vital role in expanding our network of Freedom Fighters by connecting people from all walks of life with this issue".

University of Tennessee students shined a light on slavery Thursday as part of the national "End It" movement.

The END IT Movement recognizes slavery as one person completely controlling another person, using violence or the threat of violence to maintain that control. The End Modern Slavery Initiative is created to fight this problem by raising public awareness, galvanizing support in the business and faith communities and leveraging public, private and philanthropic resources to eradicate this plague around the world and right here in Tennessee. There, you can find downloadable resources, including red Xs.

Shine a Light on Slavery Day has taken place every year for five years, but it got some increased publicity when actor Ashton Kutcher appeared before a Senate committee hearing to deliver emotional testimony on the subject last week. Please join us. #enditmovement.

According to http://www.enditmovement.com, there are an estimated 20 million people enslaved in the world today. Even 1 is too many.

The End It Movement began in 2013, and has raised more than $4 million, according to the organization's website.

  • Arturo Norris