January is National Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Calvary’s Love is hosting a local & global human trafficking awareness event & movie night on January 18th from 6-9pm at our JC location.
We will be showing the movie SOLD which is a true story of a young girl trafficked in India. We are selling tickets to the event ($10) and all proceeds goes to help a ministry in India to rescue girls out of brothels and put them through a 2 year nursing program to give them a chance to restart their lives. Currently they have 5 girls waiting for sponsorship to go through the program which is only $3000 for two years and includes all their room, board and transportation. Myself and a few others visited this program in India last April and our hearts broke over what we saw happening to so many girls. The founder of the program will be flying in and coming up with Rev. Diana Adour (Pastor @ Church of Revelation in Bronx) to speak about their project after the movie.
In addition to the movie/fundraiser, this event will also serve as an educational night for our community to learn about what local trafficking looks like here and how we can spot it, prevent it and help anyone we suspect may be in trouble. I have a panel of state officials who will speak after the movie about these topics. In addition we will hear the testimonies of two local trafficking survivors.
I currently serve on the steering committee of the Southern Tier Human Trafficking Task Force which is over 7 counties in NY. There is so much trafficking happening here everyday and we want to rally together with the community to fight it and keep our kids safe.