Human Trafficking: Awareness and Action sponsored by The Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance, Fuller Seminary, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado College, and The Picnic Basket Tuesday, March 10 Free To the Public – Rated PG-‐13 (parental guidance advised due to the subject matter) Celeste Theatre at Colorado College’s Cornerstone Arts Center (N. Cascade and Cache La Poudre Streets) “Child sex trafficking is a shocking and gritty reality most of us would rather not think about. However, ignoring it or hoping someone else will deal with it will not make it go away. In fact, our inaction and ignorance can only contribute to the problem, which is why this movie is so powerful. . . it’s harder to compartmentalize the nightmare of child slavery after viewing the film – harder to tuck it away in our minds, filed under ‘things we can’t change.’ And, it may be harder to tuck away our own encounters with child abuse. But, the reality is that if we don’t care enough to fight back against this evil, we might as well be condoning it.” – Tamara Rice, Community Abolitionist Guide to Trade of Innocents Awareness of the issue through the movie and the panel: 5:30 p. m. – Doors open, visit table sponsors, including Restore Innocence (www.restoreinnoncence.com), Prayer Pants Ministry at St. Peter’s Church (Monument (www.petertherock.org/main/prayer-‐pants/), Love Made Claim (Greeley), Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado (Colorado Springs)(http://ht-‐colorado.org), and Sarah’s Home (Peyton) 6 p. m. – Welcome; introduction to movie by Laurie Bolthouse, producer Review: “Very rarely do you find a film, a thriller no less, with such heart beating at its core. In Christopher Bassette’s unflinching look at modern day slavery, Mira Sorvino and Dermot Mulroney transport us to this dark world, but with a glimmer of hope. Trade of Innocents will break your heart.” – Nicki Richesin, The Huffington Post 6:05 – 7:35 p. m. – Trade of Innocence screening 7:35 – 8:35 p. m. – Panel and Q&A – Awareness and Action Laurie Bolthouse, producer (www.tradeofinnocents.com) Natasha Hurt – Love Made Claim (www.lovemadeclaim.org) Det. Ellie Read – CSPD Human Trafficking Task Force Sarah’s Home (safe home for women who have been rescued) (www.sarahsome.us/contact/) 8:35 – 9 p. m. – Visit table sponsors and beverage and cookie reception Awareness: “Trafficking is a lucrative industry. It has been identified as the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. It is second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable illegal industry in the world.” – (http://ht-‐colorado.org) As of November 2014, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, posted these statistics: 16,558 calls; 3,840 human trafficking cases reported. Colorado statistics: 232 calls; 53 cases reported. Colorado Springs: Attend to find out! Action: Sarah’s Home (Peyton, Colorado) Current Wish List for Donations You Can Bring To The Event: • • • • • • • • • • • • • New clothes, sizes that will fit girls ages 12-‐17 Any size new girls’ and women’s shoes (not flip-‐flops) for ages 12-‐17 New underwear, bras, and socks for girls ages 12-‐17 Walmart, Home Depot, Target, King Soopers, Safeway, and Sam’s Club gift cards Laptop, new or used in good, working condition Ice cream maker Footballs, soccer balls, volleyball net and volleyballs, and othe sports equipment Wii Guitar Hero Wii Karaoke Arts and crafts supplies (paint, markers, paper, clay, etc.) Small, empty scrapbooks (new or like new) Board games and card games Sidewalk chalk • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Play-‐Doh Bubblegum Lego sets Hair products for ethnic hair (combs, oil, etc.) Rubber bands for braiding hair Picnic basket Restore Innocence’s Wish List: New yoga pants, sweatshirts, t-‐shirts (no tank tops or sheer material) Sports bra, boy-‐cut style underwear, socks Slippers or flip flops Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, luffa/loofah Deodorant, Chapstick, toothbrush packed individually, toothpaste (not expired) Hair brush, hair ties Soft, fluffy/microfiber blanket Huggable-‐sized stuffed animal Gum, snacks (at least 6 months past the printed expiration date) Encouraging note (unsealed) $10 to cover the cost of shipping Only standard-‐sized hygiene products (approximately 20 oz.), not the travel or family-‐ size, and no hotel items. Keep the tags on products but remove the prices. No damaged items, clothing, or hygiene products with a sexually suggestive message; no chocolate, expired food, crushable food, or sharp objects, such as razors, nail clippers, and scissors. Items for St. Peter’s Catholic Church (Monument) Prayer Pajamas Flannel material in appropriate patterns (enough material to sew at least one pair of pajamas pants for an adult) Cash donations Justice Needs a Hero. Be One!
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