UMW says ‘Let’s Huddle!’ to stop Traffickers

Among the many thousands who will travel to Glendale, Ariz., Feb. 1, for pro football’s Super Bowl, many will be there under coercion as victims of human trafficking. The largest annual U.S. sporting event is a popular draw for traffickers who provide helpless victims as unpaid laborers and prostitutes. United Methodist Women, as part of its ongoing campaign against trafficking, urges women everywhere to participate in a symbolic, photographic witness against this cruel crime. 

They ask UMW groups to take digital group photos of themselves standing in huddles, and send the photos to the UMW Flickr account and/or to the organization’s Webmaster at If you send photos to us at, we will upload some onto the conference Website and our online photo gallery. And we’ll let our friends at UMW headquarters know we are supporting this effort. So “Huddle up” during Super Bowl weekend, take photos and share your “groupies” (as opposed to selfies) as your witness to the world. You can also mail your physical photos to: Intercept the Traffickers Photos, c/o Tara Barnes, United Methodist Women, 475 Riverside Drive, Room 1504, New York, NY 10115. Sharing these photos will be a great way to show how you are helping to intercept human trafficking. Visit the United Methodist Women website for more information, ideas and news about their campaign.