The Collective Advocates for Social Change & Development, Inc. is holding its 1st annual fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 from 3-5p.m. at Brooklyn Music School and Playhouse. It's located at 126 St. Felix St. in Brooklyn, NY.
It will be a very special afternoon showcase and competition of various talented performers.
Each year, 300,000 or more people are trafficked in the United States for sex and labor. Children as young as 5 years old are sold for sex. Newborn babies are sold in exchange for drugs and money. Minor children are prostituted and men and women from around the globe are forced or coerced into labor with little to no pay, no medical benefits, no days off and often, without seeing their families.
These practices are inhumane and many violate human rights laws.
Additionally, so many people a year in the United States go missing.
Annually, 60% of African Americans and Latinos go missing; some even trafficked; yet their story often does not make it to the airways.
We want to do something about the lack of information that's available which leads people to believe that human trafficking is only an international problem. That's only partly true. It is also a huge domestic problem!
This industry is the 2nd leading criminal industry behind the illegal sale of drugs and guns. And it has enslaved up to 27 million people; making $32 billion dollars a year for traffickers and its cohorts.
At our Monologue Slam, you will experience the transformation of performance artists and poets into some of the voices of the most challenged communities who have been affected by human trafficking. All works from the performers will be original pieces. And prizes will be given for the best performances!
We appreciate your support and hope to see you there!
The Collective Advocates
Labels: Culture, Human Trafficking, Politics, Social Issues