Over 200,000 children are at high risk for sex traffciking and commercial sexually exploition in the United States every year. WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING? Human trafficking is the modern day practice of slavery. Also known as trafficking in persons, human trafficking comprises the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, based on the recruitment, harboring, and transportation of people solely for the purpose of exploitation. Every year traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits at the expense of victimizing millions of people around the world.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
It was a big day. Our dream came true. Over 200 students showed up at the Black Box and the MC Josh Gordon started by introducing the project of Teens Against Human trafficking and then Monique Lessan, the founder of the project. Monique then introduced Laura Taylor and her daughter Kaylee who was kidnapped several years ago from Santa Rosa J.C. Kaylee proudly stood by her mother, contributing her share to the project.
Then the three films started. They each had their perspective of what sex trafficking means to each group of students. The first two were somewhat humorous but the last one involved suicide of one of the girls and selling her kidneys and hiring a Private Detective Monique Lessan to recover the abducted girl.
Then the students asked their questions and received their answers by the students along with whistles for emergencies. It was a great day for Healdsburg high school. Helen Sager of Soroptimist International Of Santa Rosa who sponsored this project passed out certificates of accomplishment.to every participating student.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Monique Lessan and Laura Taylor along with students Marco Hernandez, Salina Gomez and Hanna Wycoff of Healdsburg High School were interviewed on KBBF on Februray 6th 2010.