Community event: Human Trafficking in DC
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
In November 2002, Carlos Curtis gained the trust of a 12-year old runaway child by making false promises and offering her food, clothing, and shelter, eventually forcing the child to engage in commercial sex on the streets of downtown Washington, DC.
In 2005, Jaron Brice recruited girls as young as 14 years old to engage in prostitution in DC, collecting their money each night. He used emotional and physical violence, including armed threats, to ensure compliance with his rules and set nightly $500 monetary quotas for the women and children, from which he kept all of the money. Brice also had raped at least one of the children under his control, then 14 years old.
These are just two of the thousands of heartbreaking stories of human trafficking right here in Washington, DC. Join us as we talk about the very real occurrence of modern-day slavery in our neighborhood and across our country.
We'll talk about what human trafficking is, how you can spot a trafficked victim--often described by experts as "hidden in plain sight"--and what you can do to help put an end to these unthinkable crimes.
You can make a difference just by attending. This event is open to everyone, so spread the word!
We even have a door prize! 4 fantastic seats to the Nats vs Cardinals game on Friday, Aug 27 and gift certificates to www.peaceandginger.com
When & Where
Olivia Morgan, Cleveland Park resident in conjunction with Stop Modern Slavery
Stop Modern Slavery seeks to leverage the power of the community to help build a better world, one without modern slavery and human trafficking, which involve the complete control of one person by another for the purpose of economic exploitation. Millions of people around the world and even in the DC area are forced to work under threat of violence. They are paid nothing and cannot leave.