Thursday, January 18, 6-8 PM: Survivor SpeakOut. Hundreds of thousands of people in the US become victims of sex trafficking every year. I-5 is a thoroughfare and LA, Seattle, Sacramento and Portland are all hubs. Hundreds of teens are trafficked in Lane County annually. Sex Trafficking, also known as forced prostitution, is when a person is made by force, fraud or coercion to exchange sexual activity for a good, service or money .
In honor of Sex Trafficking Awareness Month and sex trafficking survivors, Hope Ranch Ministries and the Citizen Task Force are putting on our first Survivor Speakout. Local survivors of sex trafficking will take the stage to share their stories - how they got into “the life”, what it was like, how they got out , and what they’re doing now. There will be a panel afterwards for Q&A.
Our goal is to break the silence, disrupt the market, bring awareness to our community, and be the eyes and ears that support law enforcement. Come support survivors in a powerful night of storytelling, healing and learning.
This will be a safe and supportive atmosphere. Professional counselors will be present for personal assistance.
(Suggested donation, $5-15)