It was a Sunday afternoon stroll in the sunshine, but it packed a powerful message. Over two dozen people walked through midtown Anchorage carrying signs to raise awareness about slavery.
The Salvation Army hosted the "Walk to Raise Awareness" event.
According to the 2011 U.S. Trafficking in Persons report, more than 27 million people around the world are victims of slavery.
"It happens a lot behind the scenes," Organizer Stephanie Freeman said. "We don't think it would happen here in Alaska, because we are separated from everything else but it does."