Limiting Our Freedom to Bring Freedom to Others
Once a year individuals from around the country commit to igniting a broader awareness of human trafficking while raising funds for anti-trafficking organizations. The method is simple--wear your chosen black item of clothing each and every day for a month.
If you want to learn more about human trafficking, help others know about this issue, and do something meaningful about it, we invite you to join us in March for the Blackout Trafficking Challenge.
We Invite You to Change the World with Us
This project was created by an average person for ordinary people. We've had men, women, and even children join us. It doesn't matter who you are, what you do for a living, or what stage of life you’re in (student, stay-at-home parent, professional, or retired!) Everyone can make an impact. If you want to make a difference, this is an easy way to change the world.
How to do the Blackout Trafficking Challenge in 4 Easy Steps:
Register for the Blackout Trafficking Challenge (as soon as registration is open!) for support and guidance through the month.
Commit to wearing the same black item of clothing in March.
If you want, select one of our partner anti-trafficking organizations to fundraise for.
Lead the way by making the first donation, then ask those you know to donate $10+!
One Month. One Item. One Cause. Join Us.
History of Blackout Trafficking
Once upon a time, our Founder didn't feel like she could do much of anything to ease unnecessary suffering in the world, let alone encourage others to care about it . Inspired by the Uniform Project, wearing a little black dress was an act of defiance against popular culture's standards and apathy. Incidentally, she changed through the project by embracing a more minimalistic lifestyle, while others who had previously watched her with indifference joined her.
Over the last nine years, small groups of brave individuals have joined her during the month of March in a black piece of clothing and have made the project theirs, continuing to expand its influence. To date, we have collectively raised $60,000 and the Blackout Trafficking team continues to be thrilled as others join us and are transformed through the experience.
You can learn more about Elisa, the first years of Blackout Trafficking (formerly known as the LBD.Project and the Little Black Dress Project), and read current posts about the LBD.Project by going to www.AverageAdvocate.com, where Elisa continues to inspire average and ordinary people to change the world. And if you want to find out why Elisa started the LBD.Project, check out the video below: