When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18
Where: Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette Street, Eugene
Details: Survivor SpeakOut encourages the words of hundreds of thousands of people in the United States who become victims of sex trafficking every year. I-5 is a thoroughfare and Los Angeles, Sacramento, Portland and Seattle are all hubs. Hundreds of teens are trafficked in Lane County annually. Sex trafficking, also known as forced prostitution, is the enslavement of people by force, fraud or coercion to exchange sexual activity for a good, service or money.
Hope Ranch Ministries and the Citizen Task Force sponsor this first Survivor Speakout. Local survivors of sex trafficking will take the stage to share their stories — how they got into “the life,” what it was like, how they got out, and what they’re doing now. There will be a Q&A panel afterward. Our goal is to break the silence, disrupt the market, bring awareness to our community, and be the eyes and ears that support law enforcement. Come support survivors in a powerful night of storytelling, healing and learning in a safe and supportive atmosphere, with professional counselors available for personal assistance.
Admission: Suggested donation of $5-$15 suggested donation
Information: tsunamibooks.org or 541-345-8986