The League of Women Voters of Lincoln-Lancaster County will bring the program "Together One Lincoln" via Zoom at noon Thursday, May 6.
After canceling the Walk for Freedom last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I've Got a Name, a local nonprofit that fights sex trafficking in Lincoln and throughout Nebraska, hosted its annual Walk for Freedom April 24. After hearing presentations by Paul Yates, executive director; Megan Johnson-Cook, street outreach director; and Alex Rousseau, coordinator of a new Men's Movement; and Ally Sargus, marketing director; attendees walked from the Pinnacle Bank Arena Festival Lot across the West Haymarket pedestrian bridge and circled back. Many walkers carried signs with messages like "Enough is enough," "Real men protect women and children" and "Look closer ... it is happening HERE." Yates said the pandemic caused a significant increase in local sex trafficking, including at least 200 girls each month in the Lincoln area alone. Watch for more photos and details in the June L Magazine, which will be distributed Thursday, May 27.