One of the key ways to confront human trafficking is awareness. Human trafficking is often depicted in highly sensationalized ways in movies, music, and news. Some common ways we see and hear trafficking depicted is like the movie Taken, or as people snatching kids off the corner in white vans, girls locked in basements, or windshield wipers being zip-tied… the list goes on and on. Though any one of those scenarios could be trafficking, it is extremely rare that we ever see trafficking present like that in our community. We tend to see it the way that is much more common and less likely to attract attention- a parent selling their child to get their next drug fix, a predator coercing young people into porn online and then profiting off it… By making our communities aware of what trafficking actually looks like, and understanding the markers of trafficking cases, we can put in place more protective factors to create stronger safety nets. Uprising wants to expand these community-wide safety nets to create an umbrella of safety in our communities. We do not want to see anyone left out in the rain.