Hot Shots – 2/17/21

Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Red Sand Project

Ho‘ōla Nā Pua, together with government officials and community leaders, observed National Human Tracking Awareness Day on Jan. 11, with the activation of the Red Sand Project sidewalk movement in Hawai‘i. The Red Sand Project is a national movement highlighting crevices in pathways and sidewalks with red sand to raise awareness of the vulnerabilities that can lead to tracking and exploitation. Pictured are (from left) Farshad “Sha” Talebi, State of Hawai‘i Department of the Attorney General, human tracking coordinator; Clare Connors, Hawai‘i Department of Attorney General; Steve Alm, Honolulu prosecuting attorney; Lt. Gov. Josh Green; Kalani Ka‘anā’anā Pua, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority; John Tobon, Department of Homeland Security Investigations; Jessica Munoz, Ho‘ōla Nā Pua; and Dr. Robert Pantell, Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children. PHOTO COURTESY HO‘ŌLA NĀ PUA