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The Men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Speak Out Against Sex Trafficking Town Hall Meeting April 11th
From April 11th through the 14th, hundreds of members and supporters of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity will convene in Las Vegas for the fraternity’s 2013 Western Region Leadership Conference.
By: Phi Beta Sigma
From April 11th through the 14th, hundreds of members and supporters of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity will convene in Las Vegas for the fraternity’s 2013 Western Region Leadership Conference. The organization’
With around 40% of the girls trafficked in this nation being African American, Nu(me)r.a.l.s. Executive Director and Founder, Chida R. Warren-Darby, thought it imperative to get more African American men to commit to speaking out against the issue as well as urge other men not to “john.” “Sex Trafficking has gotten a lot of national attention in recent years, but not enough light has been shed on the fact that the number of victims being trafficked is extremely high in the Black community.” Sex trafficking occurs when people are forced into or coerced into the commercial sex trade against their will. Child sex trafficking includes any child involved in commercial sex.
According to the Polaris Project, an organization committed to combating trafficking of any kind, sex traffickers frequently target vulnerable people with histories of abuse and then use violence, threats, lies, false promises, debt bondage, or other forms of control and manipulation to keep victims involved in the sex industry.
Statistically, the African American community is plagued with many peripheral issues that directly impact trafficking;
Nu(me)r.a.l.s. (New Me, Restored and Liberated Survivor) strives to positively reconstruct the minds of young women who are statistically fighting for their lives. Staggering statistics suggest, more and more teen girls are falling victim to pitfalls such as abuse from peers and family members, unplanned pregnancies, high school graduation failures, suicides, and crime. Nu(me)r.a.l.s. is designed to help our young women combat and recover from poor decisions, ensuring that they will not stay a “statistic”
Registration Town Hall Meeting – April 11th 5p – 7p @ Tropicana: pbswesternregion.org