All posts tagged: Trafficking in South Carolina

Polaris Project Supports South Carolina Lobby Day to End Human Trafficking!

  Advocates against Human Trafficking in South Carolina are stepping up to lobby for tougher legislation in the state on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 in the state capital, Columbia, SC. Much has been written and discussed about human trafficking and now it’s time to make your voice heard.  This is a chance for ordinary citizens to come together and let those whom they  elected into office to hear what the people have to say about ending human trafficking in South Carolina. You don’t have to be an expert or an advocate to attend this gathering.  If you’re an average citizen who is outraged by the facts surrounding children, adults, U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who are becoming victims of human trafficking, and who experience horrible physical and psychological abuse, as well as a complete loss of freedom, then NOW is your time to be heard.   Polaris Project will have experts on site to brief you on human trafficking, train you on how to lobby your legislators, and answer any questions you may have. All you need …

Sex + Money Documentary Coming to Myrtle Beach November 3

Coming to Myrtle Beach November 3 Coastal Carolina University on November 3 from 6:30 to 9:00, in the Wall College of Business Auditorium. In 2007, a group of student photojournalists embarked on a journey through 20+ nations on every inhabitable continent, motivated by their love for photography and their passion for justice. At the outset, their experiences seemed diverse, even random. However, a common thread of human suffering would soon emerge as their travels exposed them to a dark, seldom discussed side of humanity– children being bought and sold to satisfy the sexual pleasures of other humans. Upon returning to the United States the students produced a book called Sex+Money: A Global Search for Human Worth. This collection of photographs and stories explores the realities of human trafficking and offers readers a global perspective on the consequences of abusing two of the most powerful forces in the world: sex and money. While researching to write their book, the young journalists were shocked to discover that the same injustice was happening on their own soil. Currently, …