[Four Days to End Sex Slavery is a series of four actions that support new campaigns focused on ending sex slavery around the globe. Through the donation of a few dollars, a few minutes of your time, or a few shares on your own social media, we steadily move towards an end to the trade in humans and forced prostitution. Read the whole series as it develops.]
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”
― William Wilberforce
The fist step to the end of sex slavery is the raising of awareness. Today, while some have seen the news broadcasts and others have read the occasional article in the paper, many do not know that slavery still exists. Even those that do know do not realize it is happening in their own backyards.
Breaking down the wall between ignorance and knowledge is a key role in the Creative Activism Movement. Questions are being raised and hearts are being softened.
One full-length theater production in Canada is doing just that – breaking down barriers and raising questions.
After a critically-acclaimed, sold out premiere in 2011, the crew of She Has A Name moved towards a 13 city tour across Canada to bring the story of Number 18, a young woman forced into prostitution, to audiences. Fueled by support through crowd-sourcing, fundraising and continued donations, the play is grabbing hearts, opening eyes and revealing the all-too-real stories of the children, advocacy workers and families that deal with forced prostitution first hand.
Far from a trite depiction, the story touches on real issues, wrestles with real emotion, and, still, belongs on a stage.
Action – Be a part of raising awareness
Help fuel the tour to continue across Canada (and, in the future, beyond) by giving at the She Has a Name website . They have set up a great way to give towards the tour moving from city to city.
Share the tour with your social network so they, too, can fuel, donate and spread word.