Dallas Love Field Airport’s Love Field Stories Podcast Tackles Human Trafficking: Live Streamed on March 8

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery that exploits people for profit. In 2019, Texas had the second highest reported cases of human trafficking in the country.* According to NewsNationNow and the University of Texas at Austin, more than 300,000 people are victims, including 79,000 minors who are sex trafficked and 234,000 victims of labor trafficking.* Many victims are often trafficked through airports, including Dallas Love Field. The airport has partnered with BEST – Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking – for its Not Alone awareness campaign and all Love Field employees are completing BEST’s “Flights to Freedom” training to best be prepared to recognize suspicious activity.

To address human trafficking and its prevention, “Love Field Stories” features a discussion with two Corporate Relations Managers from BEST:  Rebekah Covington, Maritime/Safe Jobs Collaborative, and Kevin Connelly, Aviation/Hospitality, with an introduction from Chris Perry, Dallas Love Field’s external communications and marketing manager. The public is invited to listen to this conversation live streamed on Tuesday, March 8 at 12:30 p.m. (Central) on Love Field’s Facebook and YouTube. The podcast can be heard on Apple Podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Pandora. https://www.dallas-lovefield.com/passenger-services/love-field-stories

Chris Perry, Dallas Love Field’s external communications and marketing manager, said, “Businesses like ours are central to preventing and reporting human trafficking, so it was important for our staff to be trained to ‘see something, say something.’ We invite you to listen to this program and hear some important tips along with Rebekah’s moving story of how she was trafficked.”

Mar Brettmann, Ph.D., BEST’s CEO and executive director, added, “We are thrilled that Dallas Love Field Airport has taken such a proactive role by training their staff and placing signage in the airport. We hope this podcast will educate the broader community and will inspire new airports and businesses to follow their lead.”