Human Trafficking video series released
The Franciscans Sisters of Perpetual Adoration-founded Task Force to End Modern Slavery partnered with Breaking Free, one of the nation’s leading organizations for working with victims and survivors of sex trafficking, to create “The Faces of Human Trafficking” video series. The series launched in January, Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
“Our goal was to create an online resource to educate human trafficking support workers, the general public and give voice to the survivors,” said Sister Corrina Thomas, who serves in the field of human trafficking. “With the help of Breaking Free, we’re introducing the world to the stories of survivors, pimps (sellers) and Johns (buyers).”
“It’s a brainwashing that happens; there’s a reason traffickers go after children,” said Jenny, human trafficking survivor featured in the series debut. “I want people to know that women don’t choose this. This is something that happens to them; they’re victims.” Jenny and other survivors featured in “The Faces of Human Trafficking” recall their childhoods, their time in “the life,” how they survived and what they’d like everyone to know about this billion dollar industry.
Thursday, Feb. 8, our final video released on the Feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of human trafficking and slavery: Meet Terry
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018: Meet Mr. P, a pimp
Wednesday, Jan. 31: Meet Mr. J, a "John" or buyer
Friday, Jan. 26: Meet Flora
Wednesday, Jan. 24: Meet Maya
*Video does include some strong language
Friday, Jan. 19: Meet Ms. R, followed by Twitter Chat #HumanTraffickingFaces at 12:30 CST
Wednesday, Jan. 17: Meet Jessica
Friday, Jan. 12: Meet Anne, followed by 12:30-12:45 p.m. CST Twitter Chat #HumanTraffickingFaces
Wednesday, Jan. 10: Meet Laurie
Friday, Jan. 5: Meet Jenny