Christine Walters, an artist and performance painter, has created the "Used and Discarded" project to benefit survivors of sexual trafficking.
"Used and Discarded" is a series of performances designed to build awareness about sexual trafficking and all forms of modern day slavery. The five year project will be documented with paintings, photographs, film and music.
This Thursday, September 19th, 6:00 pm at JinDC (2017 14th Street, NW), Christine Walters will live out the true story of a child abused sexually by her father, who ran away from home only to be sold to a New York City pimp at the age of 13. Walters will use live music (provided by DJ Heather Femia), costume and paint to share the loss of innocence, abuse, addiction, realized freedom and picking up the pieces.
All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to benefit Seraphim Global, an organization that provides technical services for human rights and humanitarian efforts.
Tickets for "Used and Discarded" are on sale for $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and can be purchased at Eventbrite. Christine Walters is looking for artists to donate their work for a charity silent auction that will be held at the event.
Seraphim Global was chosen as a beneficiary of this year’s Stop Modern Slavery Walk, to be held here in Washington D.C. - the ‘walk’ to help end modern day slavery and human trafficking will take place on October 5th, 2013. To register go to: http://unbounddc.org/