Facing Sex Trafficking of Children in Atlanta – March 6 at UUCA

 “Facing Sex Trafficking of Children in Atlanta”

On Thursday, March 6, at 7 PM, join us at UUCA for a free theatrical performance:  “Facing Sex Trafficking of Children in Atlanta.”

Join us for a compelling performance of the stories you’ve never heard…until now.  Theater, mime, dance and song… Atlanta artists use their voices to tell true stories of girls who have been victims of sex trafficking in our city.

Every city has its dirty secrets!  One of Atlanta’s is: It is very well known for sex trafficking. Sad to say, many of its victims are children and teenagers, mostly girls, from all walks of life in all kinds of neighborhoods.

The event was developed by an Atlanta group (Atlantasextrafficking.facingproject.com) and is supported by UUCA’s Promise the Children advocacy and action group.

Please come. Entrance is free and there will be a reception afterwards which will give you the opportunity to talk to the people from various organizations which have rallied around this cause that affects all of us!

UUCA’s role in Ending Childhood  Sexual Exploitation

UUCA is part of the youthSpark  movement of youth and adults committed to ending child sex trafficking.  We work to transform the lives of children who have been exploited, abused and neglected, because NO CHILD wakes up at 16 and chooses to be prostituted.

According to the FBI, Atlanta ranks near the top of cities with prostitution involving children.  These children are coerced for profit. Many are runaways who are  exploited for the basic needs of life: food, shelter or clothing.  A new local study showed that 42% of the men who purchase sex with young females come from the north metro Atlanta area, outside I-285.

UUCA has supported an active legislative agenda over the last five years that caused the Georgia legislature to pass important legislation regarding child sex trafficking.

Now the focus has begun to shift to an effort to reduce the “supply” with youth- empowered education and advocacy.   youthSpark, in partnership with Fulton County Juvenile Court, works with at-risk girls, to prevent them from becoming trafficking victims.

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