Trevecca host walk through awareness event for victims of domestic sex-trafficking

By Blake Stewart

Beginning tomorrow, students will get a chance to experience a simulation of what it’s like for a young girl to be trafficked.

The Unchained movement, a non-profit organization out of Spring Hill, TN will be hosting a human trafficking simulation experience on campus where students will see first-hand how a young girl is trafficked.

The organization was founded by Rachel Irby in 2011. Irby says while working in outreach she saw a gap in services with young adults and teens. Irby decided to create a program to cater to the needs of America’s youth that were victims of domestic sex-trafficking.

The Exposed Tour is Unchained movement’s main event. It is a walk-through awareness event and guided tour where participants learn from the start how young girls get lured into trafficking.

“This event is like nothing that you’ve experienced,” said Irby.

Participants walking through will see what life is like for girls being trafficked. Each participant will be assigned a story from a girl that has been trafficked and by the end of the simulation, you will know what the outcome is for that girl.

The stories used in the simulation have either been experienced through the staff while doing street outreach or from clients that were victims of domestic human trafficking.

“Its real life, its meant to be raw so people know what’s going on in the United States,” said Irby.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, in the United States, on average, every two minutes, a child is bought or sold for sex with the average age being 13. In Tennessee, every month 94 teens are trafficked.

“We want college students to step up on dealing with this issue and it starts by coming here and experiencing this and see where God leads you,” said Irby.

 


The event will take place in TSAC
Dates/Times:
Friday Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.
Saturday Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Sunday Nov. 12 at 1 p.m.

  • The cost of the event is $5.00 per person for general admission.
  • Trevecca students are free with student ID at the registration desk.
  • Trevecca students wishing to secure their place in line would be required to purchase a fast pass at the cost of $5.00 per person. Fast passes are recommended to avoid any long wait times.
  • If you purchase a fast pass, please show up five minutes prior to your scheduled time. Students who do not make their assigned time will have to wait in the general admission line.
  • The tour will last 40 minutes

 

This story first appeared in the Micah Mandate http://micahmandate.com/index.html 

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