RACINE, WI – Traffick JAM is a one-day, FREE event to educate 7th-12th graders in SE Wisconsinon the dangers of human trafficking in a fun environment. The event is presented by Fight to End Exploitation and Journey Hope (both recognized leaders in the fight against human trafficking) and will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 9 am to 5:30 pm at Memorial Hall in Racine, 72 7th Street.
Statistics show that education is the number one way to prevent human trafficking. The luring, grooming, and exploitation of America’s youth is frightening and appalling, with 100,000-300,000 American children at risk for sexual exploitation every year in rural and urban areas alike.
Sessions with both local and national experts will include topics such as healthy relationships, self-defense by SAFE International, self-worth and communication skills. The free event will also feature a keynote by a human trafficking survivor and includes lunch, snacks, prizes and fun activities to keep the day energized.
The day ends with a concert by nationally known Hip Hop recording artist, Curvine. His Death to Chainsis a cutting edge, theatrical production, created to combat human trafficking. This creative, live experience incorporates various art forms, including beautiful cinematography, spoken word, and hip-hop music.
Additionally, Journey Hope is partnering with FEE to offer a parent education program from 9-1pm in the same building that day. Statistics show that education is the number one way to prevent human trafficking.By educating both parents and students lines of communication are opened about this important subject.
Fight to End Exploitation (FEE)is a network of local resources (law enforcement, shelters, educators, social workers, counselors, health providers and other services) collaborating to increase communication among all providers, identifying gaps in services for victims and preventing conditions that foster human trafficking in southeastern Wisconsin through education and outreach efforts.
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