As 2018 kicks off, the Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking hopes to have a bigger impact on the community.
The nonprofit organization, which started in 2011 to educate and
provide tools that empower government, businesses, schools and local
leaders to take action against human trafficking, is partnering with
Seattle Against Slavery to broaden its reach.
“We really wanted to open our umbrella a little more to do more
advocacy work, more getting the community mobilized and to collaborate
more so we weren’t reproducing the same things everywhere,” FWCAT’s Pam
Seattle Against Slavery is a grassroots effort that works to address
the root causes of sex and labor trafficking, while advocating for the
rights of survivors through education, advocacy and collaboration with
local and national partners.
Martin and Brenda Oliver, FWCAT’s executive director, said FWCAT’s mission isn’t changing with the new partnership.
“It gives us a bigger reach,” Martin said. “We will only benefit from their expertise.”
As a part of the partnership, Seattle Against Slavery has hired
Claudia Lawrence as a community mobilization director to run FWCAT. [More]