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Cumming Awareness Event to End Human Trafficking

Thursday night event will address the issue of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in your own neighborhood, and how awareness is the first step in preventing children being sold in this industry.

Cumming Awareness Event to End Human Trafficking

Patch Staff Report

All are invited to attend a special meeting Thursday night in Cumming focused on ending human trafficking in the region and beyond.

The 7 p.m. meeting will take place at the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, located at 2310 Keith Bridge Road.

Representatives scheduled to speak include:  

-  GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigation) law enforcement, Brian Johnston,

-  GBI Public Affairs Director Sherry Lang,

-  Out of Darkness ministry, Cindy Radler as well as

-  Roswell Rotary, Dave McCleary ( www.endHTnow.com)

They will be addressing the issue of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in your own neighborhood, and how awareness is the first step in preventing children being sold in this industry.

Approximately 500 children are trafficked for sex in Georgia every month, according to Street GRACE, a local organization that works to end CSEC in our local communities. Atlanta has one of the worst records for child sex trafficking in the United States and is considered one of the worst cities in the world for the sexual exploitation of minors.

Attached is the trailer for the documentary “Stop the Candy Shop,” which examines domestic minor sex trafficking and the power of one individual to change the situation for the better. 

The film is a fairytale/parable about the child sex trafficking epidemic that has overrun the city of Atlanta. The film not only raises awareness, but provokes meaningful action towards this issue taking place in our own backyard.

View the entire film on Vimeo here: http://vimeo.com/20833462

For more information on Thursday’s meeting in Cumming, contact Cindy Spencer at cindycspencer@aol.com.

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