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BHTC 2019 Anti-Human Trafficking Fundraiser - E.N.D. IT! presents A Broken...

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African-American Research Library And Cultural Center

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Please join the Broward Human Trafficking Coalition in their annual fundraiser. It will be an invaluable occasion to help spread awareness of the far-reaching effects of teen dating violence. In addition to the play performed by Florida teens from the E.N.D. IT! organization that gave an outstanding performance for us last year, we'll have a powerful presentation from a survivor domestic violence and lunch. Come to learn, network, and have fun!

"A Broken Chain" is a stage play with an ALL teen cast about teen dating violence. BHTC is bringing this to Broward because teen dating violence is a huge problem in our community and closely related to human trafficking.

E.N.D. IT! infuses performing arts with life skills, character development and career skills. The youth who participate in the Keeping It Real Performing Arts Team learn about relevant topics in depth and then translate the information into relatable artistic presentations for their peers and community. E.N.D. IT! Performing Arts teens have presented on peer pressure, goal setting, distractions, purity, abstinence, cyber-bullying, gang violence, teen dating violence and human trafficking.

Ticket prices are $10.00 across the board for ALL youth/teens
Adult tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door.

The play/production will begin promptly @12 noon.The doors will open at 11am.

Here are some facts for you on teen dating violence:

11 FACTS ABOUT TEEN DATING VIOLENCE

1. Roughly 1.5 million high school boys and girls in the U.S. admit to being intentionally hit or physically harmed in the last year by someone they are romantically involved with.
Teens who suffer dating abuse are subject to long-term consequences like alcoholism, eating disorders, promiscuity, thoughts of suicide, and violent behavior.

2. 1 in 3 young people will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship.

3. 33% of adolescents in America are victim to sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse.

4. In the U.S., 25% of high school girls have been abused physically or sexually. Teen girls who are abused this way are 6 times more likely to become pregnant or contract a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

5. Females between the ages of 16 and 24 are roughly 3 times more likely than the rest of the population to be abused by an intimate partner.

6. 8 States in the U.S. do not consider a violent dating relationship domestic abuse. Therefore, adolescents, teens, and 20-somethings are unable to apply for a restraining order for protection from the abuser. (FLORIDA DOES!!)

7. Violent behavior often begins between 6th and 12th grade.

8. 72% of 13 and 14-year-olds are “dating.”

9. 50% of young people who experience rape or physical or sexual abuse will attempt to commit suicide.

10. Only 1/3 of the teens who were involved in an abusive relationship confided in someone about the violence.

11.Teens who have been abused hesitate to seek help because they do not want to expose themselves or are unaware of the laws surrounding domestic violence.

Video links about last year's performance:
WPTV News Channel 5 about "Daddy": https://youtu.be/IHI2FV0NSRs

TCPalm Video Link about "Daddy": http://www.tcpalm.com/story/opinion/columnists/anthony-westbury/2017/07/12/anthony-westbury-teens-tackle-sex-trafficking-stage/465788001/

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