Atlanta’s Dirty Little Secret Exposed: Thursday, January 30
She was just a kid, but she had to sell her body to buy food for her brothers and sisters. He was a teenage pimp and now he’s a preacher. She was a dancer and sex worker, and now helps girls lured into the streets. She’s a truck driver who shakes her head at the disgusting things she’s witnessed on the road. They have shared their stories so you will understand the scope of child sex trafficking — not in some far away country, but in our own backyard.
We are filled with deep gratitude for Dorsey Laquan Jones for sharing her courageous personal story, for John Mattioli and others at Street Grace who work to help others understand the crisis, for Amy Syck and her colleagues in the Mercy Project, for Susan Norris and her book “Rescuing Hope,” for Lisa Williams of Living Water for Girls, for Marshall Rancifer, for Chris Hannum and for many others.
Gratitude also to artist/activist Artistic Director, Yewande Austin for her passion, creativity and organizational skills. Audrey Galex and Daisha Wilber,could not do this without you!!
Gratitude to our group of inspiring artists Alphonso A’Qen-Aten Jackson, Jasmine IDance Spells, Jeff Perri, Jennifer Denning, Jonathan Blanchard, Kodisha SoulScribe Taylor, Meek Joy who, along with Yewande and Audrey will present creative interpretations of these compelling stories during Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
We are also moved that Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta has generously agreed to support our program, as well as adopt DMST as one of its issues to address in 2014. Yes, this is a crisis that transcends religion, race, ethnicity and culture.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR 7PM THURSDAY, JANUARY 30TH. LOCATION TBA! VIP Reception begins at 6:30pm.
Audrey Galex firstname.lastname@example.org
Yewande Austin, email@example.com
Daisha Wilber, firstname.lastname@example.org