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Today Annie Abram and her guest, David Trotter, will discuss sex trafficking in the US. There are "100,000 children in the sex trade in the United States each year. In the US, sex trafficking commonly occurs in online escort services, residential brothels, brothels disguised as massage businesses or spas, and in street prostitution. Victims are frequently lured by false promises of a lucrative job, stability, education, or a loving relationship. In the U.S., victims can be men or women, adults or children, foreign nationals or U.S. citizens. While they share the trait of vulnerability, victims have diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, varied levels of education, and may be documented or undocumented." (http://www.polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/overview)
David Trotter is filmmaker, author, and speaker with a passion to help people take action on important social justice issues in our world. He is the Co-executive Producer and Co-director on two documentaries - MOTHER INDIA: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan (www.motherindiafilm.com) as well as IN PLAIN SIGHT: Stories of Hope and Freedom (www.inplainsightfilm.com). He is the author of multiple books including the recently released Start Something to End Trafficking. He has been married to Laura for over 20 years, and they live with their two children in Newport Beach, California.
Join hosts Alice Lynch and Sumayya Coleman, and Research Commentator Shasme Jackson as they talk to Artika Roller and Charisma Smith about the epidemic of sex trafficking and the impact it has in Black communities and across all communities at the intersection of marginalized identities. We will also examine the lack of community response to the crisis and what we must do to stop the demand.
Be shocked and enlightened about the subject matter concerning the victims and their ordeals that you will share with our guest who is internationally known as the global authority on sex slaves and the international market on human trafficking in the oil cities in the Persian Gulf. Learn more about the nature and concealing of facts in a growing market which is snatching our children in this horrific crime.
Sex traffcking in Atlanta, yes Atlanta is the number 1 city for human sex trafficking. We are a Georgia Non for profit committed to rescue, recovery and education
The majority of these children being sold for sex are girls between the ages of 7 years and 14. They are girls abducted or lured by traffickers and then routinely raped, beaten into submission, and sometimes even branded. When the girls try to run away, their traffickers torture and or gang rape them.
The ugly truth is that it is less risky and more profitable to sell a girl than crack cocaine or meth. The U.S. government spends 300 times more money each year to fight drug trafficking than it does to fight human trafficking. And the criminal penalties for drug trafficking are generally greater than the ones usually levied against those who traffic in girls. Traffickers, and especially the politely termed “Johns,” are rarely arrested and prosecuted. Which explains the growing demand for vey young girls— at the click of a mouse, a “John” can purchase a girl online on legitimate websites like Backpage.com, with minimal fear of punishment.
Many of these girls who are bought and sold for sex come out of a broken foster care system. “Of the trafficking victims in Alameda County, California, 55 percent were from foster youth group homes. In New York, 85 percent of trafficking victims had prior child welfare involvement. And in Florida, the head of the state’s trafficking task force estimates that 70 percent of victims are foster youth.
” born into the foster care system and trafficked at the age of 10, sold to men all over California, Washington, Oregon and Nevada. She recently shared her own observation at a Congressional briefing on how foster care rendered her vulnerable to being exploited. “In most of my 14 different placements in foster care homes, I was raped, and attached to a check. I understood very early that I could be raped, cared for, and connected to money. It was therefore easy to go from that to a pimp, and at least the pimp told me that he loved me.”
The average victim of sex trafficking is a female child between the ages of eight and eighteen. Tragically most of those victims will die within seven years of first being trafficked. But is that really a problem for us in America? Alisa Jordheim, founding director of Justice Society, offers a resounding and disturbing, "Yes!"
Sex trafficking is only slightly behind the drug problem in the U.S. and is growing at the rate of $9.5 billion annually. There are 293,000 American children currently at risk of becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation and 100,000 are exploited through ography or prostitution every year. Children who are the most vulnerable are runaways, homeless, in poverty, have limited education, a history of sexual abuse or have a family member involved in the sex trade. But others are not as easy to identify.
What can you personally do about it?
Join Maxine and Jeannie today as Alisa Jordheim, author Made in the USA the Sex Trafficking of America’s Children Outlines the tragedy and offers solutions for preventing abuse in the children you know and love.
In the 1st hour, Nita Belles leads the group In Our Backyard that does anti-trafficking work each year at Super Bowl. Apparently the sex trafficking industry in the US has not been hurt by the economy. Think this isn't happening near you? Think again! It shouldn't be happening anywhere in the US, but it is. So what can you do to help stop it? Listen to find out...
What's on today's show... well, you'll just have to tune in to hear. It's always current events and hot topics, with some crazy news stories thrown in for good measure! You'll be entertained and informed.
Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?
There are always at least two sides to every story. Have you ever wondered how someone, who saw the same thing you did, walked away telling a vastly different story? Which version was correct? Which one was the REAL story? Actually, both are! It’s just a matter of perspective.
Joe takes the issues… especially the controversial issues (politics, prejudice, religion, illegal immigration)… and brings in people from different sides to share their viewpoint. This is definitely not a fluff piece. And while no one is attacked, the questions are hard-hitting.
But the conversation is always respectful and you’re sure to learn something new, even if you don’t agree!
If you’ve always wondered how the “other side” thinks and how they’ve arrived at their “stand”, then this is the show for you!
It’s not the right side, it’s not the wrong side, but the REAL side of the issues!
Listen to "Joey", a security guard who worked nights in Atlantic City, NJ in the late 1980's, speak about the sex trafficking victims he saw who were not only paying off the cops - but the cops were the pimps! Hear about the "conflict of interest" with these victims calling the National Trafficking Hotline that's connected with law enforcement - when law enforcement is part of her trafficking network she's trying to get away from. This man saw pay-offs, rip-offs, and everything that happens in the late evening hours of this major city. Joey explains how his hands were tied - knowing that if he tried to report what he saw that he might wind up being framed himself by these cops. How do you go to Internal Affairs when even Serpico had to finally leave the country because of his fight to try and clean up just the 63rd Precinct of NY? But these women can't go to Switzerland - they have nowhere to go - not even the shelters that the police know about when your pimp is the police. This interviews explains why our hotline at www.sexworkersanonymous.net is so vital for these victims. If you're trying to get away from a trafficking ring with law enforcement is involved - we can help.
the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking.
Understand the connection between domestic violence and sex trafficking
Understand the psycho-social impact of sex trafficking on the victims
Understand how victims of sex trafficking are recruited, risk factors they face, and barriers to seeking help
Obtain screening questions to help identify victims of sex-trafficking which can be used across multiple work settings and professional disciplines
This week on The Conversation Cafe™ A.Raquel & Mahoghani Dawn will talk with celebrity & entertainment blogger Ray Cornelius, who keeps us "in the know" about the latest in entertainment news. In the second half of the show A.Raquel & Mahoghani Dawn will discuss “Child Sex Trafficking” with members of The Social Justice Ministry of The House of Hope Atlanta (GTRBC).
For more information about Ray Cornelius visit: Website: http://raycornelius.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/Ray-Cornelius Twitter: @75RayCornelius Instagram: instagram.com/raycornelius. For more information about The House of Hope Atlanta (GTRBC) visit: http://www.houseofhopeatl.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gtrbc Twitter: https://twitter.com/hohatl
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