Fighting back against the unjust: Event raises trafficking awareness

  • Sign wavers bring attention to sex trafficking to passing motorists on Alii Drive Thursday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Thursday afternoon on the lawn of St. Michael the Archangel Church on Alii Drive, Tara Brown of Ohana Martial Arts teaches Lily Rogers how to get away from someone trying to choke her. About two dozen people waved signs on Alii Drive Thursday to raise awareness about sex trafficking on Hawaii Island. Sponsored by Hoola Na Pua, the gathering also included lessons on tactical self-defense for children, taught by Brown. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Sign wavers bring attention to sex trafficking to passing motorists on Alii Drive Thursday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Tara Brown of Ohana Martial Arts teaches Lily Rogers a tactical self defense move Thursday afternoon on the lawn of St. Michael the Archangel Church on Alii Drive. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Tara Brown of Ohana Martial Arts teaches Zion Perrington a tactical self defense move Thursday afternoon on the lawn of St. Michael the Archangel Church on Alii Drive. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — About two dozen people waved signs on Alii Drive to raise awareness to about sex trafficking on Hawaii Island.

Sponsored by Hoola Na Pua, the gathering also included lessons on tactical self-defense for children taught by Tara Brown of Ohana Martial Arts.

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