PARADE OF TEARS: Sunday, April 18th, 3:00PM at the New Ohio Union (12th Ave and High St.)

Join others in this historic march for justice!  The Parade of Tears is a unique march to protest the violation and dehumanization of women and children sold into forced prostitution each year in the state of Ohio.  We will re-trace the historic underground railroad during this march while symbolically standing with those who suffer as victims of modern-day slavery. 

Before the Parade:

  • enlist others as modern day abolitionists
  • raise funds to fight trafficking and help victims (optional)
    • set a goal of raising $100
    • educate ten people about human trafficking and ask them each to donate $10 
    • donations will be processed and receipted by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship – USA, but all funds received will go to IJM, Not for Sale, World Vision, Hagar International, and Gracehaven House
    • donations can be made online at
    • checks should be made payable to IVCF-USA with “Price of Life” on the memo line

What to Bring: 

  • others who want to stand up as modern day abolitionists
  • funds that you have raised beyond online donations (checks should be made payable to IVCF-USA with “Price of Life” on the memo line)
  • You may want to make a sign to hang around your neck saying something like “PEOPLE ARE NOT FOR SALE”  or “END SLAVERY NOW.”


  • The parade will go on, rain or shine. 
  • In case of severe weather, check the website for a rain date. 

Parking for the Parade of Tears: 

  • Ohio Union Garage (accessible from High Street or College Ave) 
  • Gateway Garage (75 E. 11th Ave)

When you arrive:

  • go to the west side of the Ohio Union
  • turn in money that you have raised
  • get a free temporary tattoo of the bar code girl logo and apply it
  • speakers will give specific instructions for the parade
  • after the parade, there will be a rally featuring David Batstone, president of the Not for Sale Campaign