Skip to main content

Why talk about human trafficking on a 'joyous occasion'?

10/16/2013 05:03PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print, Opinion



Letter to the Editor:

I was enjoying the festivities of a First Friday event hosted by Oxford Mainstreet while I passed out invitations for residents to join ACE Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance for coffee and discussion on the first Saturday of each month at the Oxford Senior Center.

As I handed an invitation to one person, he asked, “Why are you handing these out at such a joyous occasion?”

I believe he asked a very valid question. Why, indeed? Why would people volunteer to sit at a table during the Senior Expo to talk about human trafficking? Why would people stand at the Apple Festival to educate the community about modern day slavery? Why, indeed, would one walk the streets and ask strangers to coffee?

Why? Because between 100,000 and 300,000 children in the U.S. are at risk to being a part of the sex trafficking trade each year. Hundreds of thousands of teenage girls, and others as young as five may become victims to the sex trade.

A prostituted child is forced to serve between 100 and 1,500 clients per year.

That’s why.

One of these children could be your own or a child you love.

That’s why.

 

Peggy Ann Russell

ACE Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance of Oxford


Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Chester County's free newsletter to catch every headline



ace anti-human trafficking alliance


You might also like

Panel discussion slated on agriculture census data

The event will be held on Sept. 17 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Chester County Economic Development Council office.

The Art Spot

Events for the week of August 26th, 2014.

Brandywine Festival of the Arts unites artwork, music and food

Fifteen soloists and groups will perform live music on Sept. 6 and 7 at the Brandywine Festival of the Arts.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Half the Money, all the bottle. Every Tuesday

    08/31/2015
    11:00AM — 09:00PM

    EVERY TUESDAY ‎Half the money, all the bottle.1/2 Price Bottle of Wine / Every Tuesday with your...


  • Debtors Anonymous

    08/31/2015
    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    In D.A., our purpose is threefold: to stop incurring unsecured debt, to share our experience wit...


  • This is a great time to make sure that the students in your house have the most important school ...


  • Clutterers Anonymous

    09/03/2015
    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Clutterers Anonymous℠ (CLA℠) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strengt...


Chester County High School Sports