SAVE THE DATE! Savannah Traffick Jam Sat, Jan 30, 2021
Create strategies that encourage an understanding of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability and genetic information.
Develop initiatives to increase diversity awareness within the federal government.
Provide opportunities within the university system for students to express their views and offer suggestions to encourage strong relationships among diverse student groups.
Develop and support programs and events that increase appreciation of diversity in the local community and promote a better understanding of cultures, races, gender and individuals with disabilities.
In 2013, several Savannah-based federal employees formed the SIDC to combine their efforts to support diversity and inclusion within their agencies and in our community. We have grown steadily ever since. As the first organization of its kind, the SIDC is a model organization for other cities, counties and states.
SIDC members meet monthly to plan projects to enhance appreciation of social diversity in Savannah and promote understanding and inclusion of all Savannah area residents. We believe this helps build strong individuals, families and communities.
Based on our Mission, the SIDC hosts and serves the community through outreach events and community forums.
SIDC ANNUAL EVENTS
Boston Butt Fundraiser (May)
Diversity Summit (mid August)
Ice Cream Social Membership Drive (September)
Traffick Jam (January)
Participation in Local Events
Diversity & Human Trafficking
Interactive seminars designed to strengthen leadership and build teams.
Many citizens believe that slavery ended in the United States over 150 years ago. Unfortunately, recent incidents within our city limits and at a global level prove otherwise. Exploitation for labor, commercial sex services, and indentured servitude earns traffickers over $32 billion annually in the United States. Oftentimes, we don't see or know warning signs because common misconceptions perpetuate myths about human trafficking.
The three forms of human trafficking are categorized as labor trafficking, sex trafficking, and indentured servitude. Surprisingly, the average age of entry seen at all levels is 13 years for girls and boys. In fact, more than 300,000 people remain trapped in the life of labor exploitation or forced prostitution within our borders. The majority of these victims are citizens and legal permanent residents.
The SIDC's annual Traffick Jams help to raise awareness, educate, ignite change to end human trafficking. The Savannah Interagency Diversity Council believes that these statistics can be changed through community-wide education & empowerment to eradicate crimes and harmful ideologies. With the support of more than 40 government agencies, nonprofit organizations and local businesses, then Savannah Traffick Jam links our local families, leaders, and professionals with the tools and resources to build safer communities. Learn more details about Traffick Jam on the following pages.
TEDx Talk: The numbers associated with human sex trafficking are staggering, but the lives of victims and survivors are what stay with us. Kanani Titchen M.D. reveals her experiences as a physician whose interactions with trafficked patients opened her eyes to a parallel world previously unseen. Kanani Titchen MD, is an Adolescent Medicine fellow at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, New York.
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The SIDC is an active 501(c)(3) based in Savannah, Georgia.
Organized in May 2013, the SIDC consists of law enforcement, businesses, government agencies, social services, educators and advocates with the shared purpose of celebrating the diversity in our community. The SIDC brings diverse perspectives together for conversation and collaboration, to create positive change.
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