From Paul Brandt & The #NotINMYCITY TEAM
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH.
The 2017 #NotInMyCity awareness campaign successfully launched, and history was made. A line was drawn in the sand in Calgary, and we strongly believe the future of our city has changed for good.
Something happens when people gather together and declare truth. Commitments are made. Foundations are built. Lives are saved. As Sir Winston Churchill so eloquently put it:
“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”
We thank you for choosing to make the well-being and safety of vulnerable women and children a priority. During one of the busiest nights of the year many of our country’s most influential leaders honoured Human Trafficking victims and survivors by being a part of our sold-out crowd. Blurring the lines of politics, gender, race, and religion, we stood shoulder to shoulder in solidarity.
We made a collective commitment, took a stand and agreed; forced sexual exploitation is wrong, and Human Trafficking will not be accepted in our community.
Waking up to the sight of Treaty 7 Chiefs proudly displaying our Paul Hardy designed bandanas during the Calgary Stampede Parade, and knowing that Chuckwagon Champion Chad Harden carried our message to millions during the races throughout Stampede, we are overwhelmed with gratitude. There has been a monumental shift in attitudes related to Human Trafficking in Canada, Calgary’s #NotInMyCity Campaign has played and will continue to play a part.
While the 2017 #NotInMyCity launch was incredibly successful, there is still much work ahead. Thank you for your support! We hope you’ll review all we accomplished together in the information below and celebrate it with us!
NOT HERE. NOT ANYWHERE.
NOT IN MY CITY.