SAVE THE DATE! Savannah Traffick Jam Sat, Jan 30, 2021

Our Programs

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SIDC Mission

SIDC in the Community

SIDC Mission

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.



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Background

SIDC in the Community

SIDC Mission

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.




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SIDC in the Community

SIDC in the Community

SIDC in the Community

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


SPEAKER FORUMS

Diversity & Human Trafficking

Interactive seminars designed to strengthen leadership and build teams.



About human trafficking and traffick jam 2020

Why Traffick Jam?

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. 


Register for Traffick Jam 2021


Blue Campaign Indicators of Human Trafficking

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Tedx How To Spot Human Trafficking - Kanani Titchen M.D.

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. 


Register for Traffick Jam 2021