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Let’s Link Up: Shifting the Narrative & Centering Black Survivors of Sex Trafficking
January 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness is on January 11th.
This event will led by the National Black Women’s Justice Institute. This event will include a panel of experts, including MISSSEY’s Executive Director Dr. Jennifer B. Lyle.
In the second conversation in the Let’s Link Up series, we will discuss the urgent need to shift the narratives around sex trafficking. The public perception of people who have survived sex trafficking often does not reflect the reality of who is actually trafficked in the U.S. The real facts:
– Black women make up 40% of people who have survived sex trafficking.
– Black youth comprise 59% of all prostitution arrests for those under age 18—more than any other racial group.
We must end human and sex trafficking, stop the criminalization of Black survivors, and create healing-informed responses to support Black women and girls who have survived commercial and sexual exploitation.