QUEENS, NEW YORK – JFKIAT, the operator of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, participated in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign, #WearBlueDay, to spread awareness for human trafficking with an event in the terminal.
Ahead of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11, JFKIAT and DHS partnered to raise awareness on human trafficking and generate an online conversation about the crime. Agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), an investigative arm of DHS, informed customers and employees passing through the terminal from 12:00 – 5:00 PM at a table near the Retail Lounge Information Desk about #WearBlueDay, the campaign’s largest awareness initiative that invites people from all over the country to participate by wearing a piece of blue clothing, taking a picture with other participants, and posting it on social media and tagging @DHSBlueCampaign or using the hashtag.
“JFKIAT is proud to bring the Department of Homeland Security’s #WearBlueDay to T4,” said Roel Huinink, President & CEO of JFKIAT. “As a terminal dedicated to international travel that hosts over 21 million passengers each year, T4 is committed to educating and preparing our employees to identify victims of human trafficking and partner with DHS to limit this crime. Creating a safe and secure environment at T4 is our highest priority and we are excited to partner with DHS now and in the future on activations that can benefit our passengers.”
“Homeland Security Investigations is excited to work with JFKIAT to raise awareness around National Human Trafficking Awareness Day,” said Peter C. Fitzhugh, special agent in charge for HSI New York. “We are appreciative of JFKIAT’s willingness to participate in an important campaign and hope to work together to heighten conversations with them around #WearBlueDay and other significant causes in the future.”