December 14, 2012

trafficked l Polaris Project: the National Human Trafficking Hotline

December 20, 7:00 pm
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
Please join us for an evening of art and education. 
Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar market, bringing in an estimated 
31 billion dollars annually. It is the fastest growing organized crime business, 
currently ranking third after the trafficking of illegal drugs and arms. 
Human trafficking happens all over the world, including Canada. 
It is not someone else's problem. It is our problem as well. 
It's time we start talking about it.
Still accepting submissions, please contact if you are interested.

Polaris Project runs the National Human Trafficking Hotline (1-888-3737-888)  

Maybe you've already called us to report a young man selling magazines door-to-door, terrified to miss his quota; a truck stop where young teens approach big-rigs late at night; a neighbor's domestic laborer who is never paid for his work.  

Maybe tomorrow you'll stay in a hotel where a young woman came to work as an exchange student but is being threatened with deportation if she tells you that they're not paying her; or this weekend you'll go to a restaurant and learn one of your servers is being forced to work long hours without breaks or the ability to quit. 

If you do, you will want to be prepared. 
It is a tiny step forward toward a world without slavery. 
But people who took that step save lives. Every day. 

Not sure how to recognize trafficking in your neighborhood? 
but the first step is to learn our number: 1-888-3737-888. 

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