Are you one of those who believe that slavery was a scourge of past centuries now only in history books, or human trafficking happens far away in distant lands that we only hear about on international news media? Think again, because End Slavery Cincinnati is here to tell you that those social evils are in your backyard and in your community.
Beginning Thursday, February 21, 2013 and Every Third Thursday of the month, End Slavery Cincinnati will present an interactive event series focusing on human trafficking – or modern day slavery, in other words - locally and nationally. The presentations will be at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, at 50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, from 6 to 8 pm.
First and foremost, human trafficking is a major social justice issue that everyone needs to be aware of and help to combat it vigorously. It is clandestine in its operation, and international and victimizes the innocent and defenseless among us.
There will be documentary screenings – for example, “Very Young Girls”, a documentary about sex trafficking of minors in the US. There will also be time for Question and Answer, for example with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the U.S. Attorney's Office, and The Salvation Army. In addition, this will be an opportunity to hear inspiring stories from sex trafficking survivors. You will also be able to participate in panel discussions from programs like Off the Streets, and the Anti-Human Trafficking of the Salvation Army.
All the events are free and will be followed by a social hour at The Banks.
We will be there to summarize the presentations for you but you certainly want to hear, first hand, with your own ears and see with your own eyes. More information on this is available at www.EndSlaveryCincinnati.org