Little Black Dress Initiative


The Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is an advocacy campaign that seeks to raise community awareness on the issue of human trafficking. Throughout the week of January 13-17 (Human Trafficking Awareness Day is January 11th), members that sign up are asked to wear the same black dress for five consecutive days to exemplify the complete lack of possessions (including clothing!) most human trafficking victims have with them when they are rescued. League members will also be wearing a button that reads “Ask me About my Dress,” which will open up dialogue among colleagues, friends and strangers to raise awareness about human trafficking.

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Trafficking in persons occurs throughout the world, with Fort Lauderdale ranking third in the country for trafficking. Human trafficking is both pervasive and profitable. Let's help bring awareness to this problem.