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Press Release

Human Trafficking Rally To Engage Las Vegas Community

Published on Mon, Jan 7, 2013 (1:03 p.m.)

“Surviving Sin City: The Power Lies In a People United”
Saturday, January 12th, 2013
12-4pm
Clark County Library- Flamingo Theater
1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

In recognition of the congressionally recognized National Human Trafficking Awareness Day (January 11th, 2013), a coalition of experienced professionals will hold an educational event to detail the various aspects of human trafficking and its unfortunate place in the Las Vegas community. An open forum with experts, breakout sessions for youth, and a variety of entertainment will comprise the four hour engagement which aims to better inform and equip locals with crucial information about this form of modern day slavery.

The engagement will commence with a screening of a thirty minute documentary which depicts the reality and impact of sex trafficking in Las Vegas, and includes interviews with the event’s participants. Two forums with a panel of community experts and specialists will follow to explain about the impact of media on youth and also the tactics pimps use to lure, control, and exploit young men and women. The event will conclude with two special breakout sessions designed to educate and empower our youth. There will be several selections of entertainment throughout the program.

Participants include:

John Hambrick, Assemblyman
Lt. Karen Hughes, Metro Police, VICE
Det. Chris Baughman, Metro Police, VICE
Dr. Alexis Kennedy, UNLV, Prof. of Dept. of Criminal Justice
Chris Chapel, Casa De Luz
Julie Mac, JMac Productions
Michael Lawson, A-Team Krump Annie Lobert, Hookers for Jesus
Andrea Swanson, Mother of Survivor
Esther Brown, The Embracing Project
Stacey Cramer, Salvation Army
Halleh Seddighzadeh, Ph.D, Forensic Traumatologist
Toshia Shaw, Purple Wings
Amanda McAtee, Rape Crisis Center


With performances by:


A-Team Krump Dance Crew-

http://youtu.be/OU9u3PEfv5M


Toe Tag Monologues-

http://youtu.be/Iy0oHgtgroY
http://www.visiontheatricalfoundation.org/ttm.html


Las Vegas Academy Band


And hosted by:


Julie Mac, JMac Productions

http://youtu.be/qz5ftAfwKfY


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For more information about the event, please contact Marty at (323) 559-6371 or email at: [email protected]

“Surviving Sin City” Promo Video- http://youtu.be/QrCAPW1lkZU
www.facebook.com/SurvivingSinCity

www.hookersforjesus.net

www.chrisbaughman.com

www.hambrick4assembly.com

www.theembracingproject.org

www.casadeluzlasvegas.org

www.purplewings.org

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