Sisters Chapel Events Calendar
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
Arise. Awake and Act Against Sex Trafficking | A One-day Conference
On Tuesday, Jan. 27, Spelman College Sisters Chapel, in collaboration with community partners the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Living Water for Girls, Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Interfaith Children’s Movement, will join forces to host “Arise, Awake and Act Against Sex Trafficking.”
This daylong conference is designed to ignite a passion in the Atlanta community to help save young girls and boys who are victimized by human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.
The conference will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D., Academic Center Auditorium. Lunch is $5, and parking is $3 in the Spelman College parking deck.
The Rev. Lisa Rhodes, lead conference organizer and dean of Sisters Chapel, hopes the conference will help inspire moral outrage and a spirit of advocacy to combat an industry that generates nearly $32 billion dollars a year trafficking children as young as 12 years old.
What is Sex Trafficking?
"Sex trafficking is a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally. Sex traffickers use violence, threats, lies, debt bondage, and other forms of coercion to force women, men and children to engage in commercial sex against their will. Under federal law, any minor under the age of 18 years induced into commercial sex is a victim of sex trafficking—regardless of whether or not the trafficker used force, fraud, or coercion." -- The Polaris Project.
Today, we can take a stand against this injustice. Call the Sisters Chapel Office at 404-270-5729 for more information about the "Arise. Awake and Act Against Sex Trafficking" one-day conference.