Elle Snow, founder of Game Over, will be presenting two coast talks on human trafficking
Too commonly in America, sex trafficking is viewed as an international problem that only involves people from other countries. The reality is that in rural areas, like Mendocino County, youth of both genders are targeted for recruitment and sex trafficking. Further, this is happening in every community throughout California. The majority of identified victims are American citizens who are trafficked by American citizens and purchased by American citizens. Due to common myths and misconceptions, those victimized by traffickers are being turned away from services, or worse yet, criminalized and charged with prostitution. Aside from shame, misidentification is the #1 reason for recidivism.
Project Sanctuary along with the Fort Bragg Police Department, Soroptimists of Fort Bragg, Coast Community Library, and Soroptimists of the Mendocino-Sonoma Coast will host two community talks by Elle Snow, a trafficking survivor and founder of GAME OVER, a nonprofit organization fighting commercial sex exploitation through advocacy, training and education.
The first talk will be held on Wednesday, August 17th, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at the Coast Community Library in Point Arena.
The second talk will be held on Thursday, August 18th, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at the Fort Bragg Senior Center, 490 N Harold Street in Fort Bragg.
Both events are free of charge and open to all. For more information or to RSVP call Project Sanctuary at 707-961-1507.