“Sex Trafficking from the Sex Worker's Perspective” is an event that will be held in Hillberry D on March 20 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. to spread awareness about the dangers of human trafficking and discuss how it is locally common.
The event is hosted by P.E.A.C.E. Journals, an organization founded in 2009 whose main goal is to collaborate with other philanthropy-based groups to promote peace, love and happiness.
Junior marketing and media arts double major student and member of the P.E.A.C.E. Journals executive board Giselle Gaitan said the event will include a talk on “both human and sex trafficking in the international, national and state level."
The talk will be led by Eric Montgomery, who has a Ph.D. in anthropology and is a cultural anthropologist.
“After the talk, Alternatives for Girls, a local org, will be coming to share with us how we can get involved with the cause in Detroit,” Gaitan said.
Alternative for Girls is an organization that provides homeless and high-risk girls or young women with the resources they need to avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation.
Gaitan said the goal of this talk is to inform students about human trafficking and provide them with the knowledge to recognize it, spread the word and hopefully assist in breaking through and demolishing its system.
“I'm hoping students will realize that this isn't an idea far away from home but actually in our neighborhood, and there are things we can do to help the cause,” she said.
For more information about "Sex Trafficking from the Sex Worker's Perspective," visit the event’s Facebook page.