Cabrini High School helped fight human trafficking on Thursday, December 5, 2019 by participating in Dressember, a national collaborative movement leveraging fashion and creativity to restore dignity to all women. Dressember uses fashion to advocate for women who have been exploited for their femininity.
Founded by Mother Cabrini, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus supports two corporate stances, “To support the rights and dignity of all immigrants” and “To stop human trafficking.” This is the driving force behind Cabrini High School’s efforts to fight human trafficking.
Dressember is a day to dress and advocate by keeping four important points in mind: dignity, fashion, modesty, and femininity. Students were allowed to pay one dollar to dress up with dignity, modesty, femininity, and their own fashion. These words guide the Cabrini dress guidelines for every occasion.
Throughout the school, Cabrini raised $230 for Dressember. All money collected will be donated to Eden House, a house for women survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.
Cabrini High School has been participating in Dressember since 2014. Over the past five years, Cabrini has raised over $2000 through Dressember for Eden House. Prior to Dressember, students were educated on facts about human trafficking and slavery, and prayed as a community to end this horrible crime against humanity.
Following Dressember, discussions will be held in Religion classes amongst the students, as well in the month of January, which is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Cabrini will continue to pray for victims of human trafficking.