#NotInMyCity is a facilitative organization launched in July, 2017 and championed by Paul Brandt that is raising awareness and taking collective action to prevent and end human trafficking and sexual exploitation. #NotInMyCity builds alliances to support, facilitate and advocate for the development and mobilization of a strategic, integrated plan to bring about transformational and sustainable change at the grassroots, practice, policy and legislative levels.
Paul Brandt at the 2018 Deane House Benefit
#NotInMyCity Yellow Rose Decal
#NotInMyCity has become known for the iconic yellow rose created by renowned Canadian designer, Paul Hardy. The rose is a symbol of support, and a statement that you stand in solidarity with trafficking survivors as an Ally of #NotInMyCity.
“Roses typically symbolize hope, new beginnings and promise. But there’s an interesting opposing tension with these flowers, because they possess thorns, which commonly represent loss, pain and thoughtlessness. We decided to use this bloom to show both sides of the issue – the flower and the thorn – to be brought forward in awareness, conversation and action. We often equate yellow roses with friendship, so the yellow rose also represents a community standing in solidarity
with the victims.” – Paul Hardy