Rogue Valley residents participate in #EndItMovement

Medford, Ore. — People around the Rogue Valley and the world are coming together to end human trafficking. Folks are flooding social media with selfies of red x’s marked on their hands. It’s an annual nationwide effort to raise awareness about modern day slavery, or trafficking.

“This day is all about raising awareness for what this is,” Oregon state coordinator for Rotarians Against Slavery, Caleb LaPlante says, “How is this still even around in our world? How is it in our United States and even in our local communities?”

“Let’s become knowledgeable of what we’re talking about and then learn how to do something about it,” LaPlante says.

Folks are invited to take a selfie and post it with the hashtag #EndItMovement. The hope is that it will prompt conversation and get people sharing information about the issue.

Kristin Hosfelt anchors NBC5 News weeknights at 5, 6 and 11. Originally from the Bay Area, Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University.

She came to KOBI-TV/NBC5 from Bangor, Maine where she was the evening news anchor. Kristin has won multiple journalism awards including Best Feature Reporting in the State of Maine. In 2017, her investigation on lead pipes in Medford’s water system was named Best News Series by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.

When Kristin is not sharing the news, she’s traveling, hunting down the best burrito, or buried in a Jodi Picoult novel. She’s also a Green Bay Packers shareholder; if you see her out and about she’d be happy to tell you the story of how a California girl became a cheesehead.

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