We got this news release about an important event on Saturday...
WALK TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS TO COMBAT CHILD TRAFFICKING, SLAVERY AND PROSTITUTION TO BE HELD IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS, SEPT. 26
Illegal prostitution is rampant in Las Vegas and one of its most egregious forms is the trafficking of children. Las Vegas has become a magnet for predators to prey on children from all over the U.S. for the purposes of trafficking, slavery and prostitution. In a recent 13 year period, nearly 1,500 children from 40 states were identified as victims of sex trafficking in Las Vegas. Additionally in one month in 2007, 400 prostituted children were found on the streets of Las Vegas.
On the weekend of September 26-27, Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCTNow), a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating child trafficking will be holding a “walk” in 50 locations throughout the U.S. to raise awareness of the problem and funds to combat it. Las Vegas will be one of the sites and the walk will be held in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, September 26, beginning at 5:20 p.m.
Following are the details of this event:
WHEN: Saturday, September 26
WHERE: Corner of Fremont and North 8th Streets, Downtown Las Vegas
·3:30 p.m. Featured Programs On Display
Representatives from local/national non-profits working to
fight child slavery and prostitution in Las Vegas will be
available to answer questions and distribute literature.
·4 p.m. Registration
·4:30 – 5:15 Program
Speakers sharing case studies about trafficked youth.
-- Larry Lovelett from Nevada Partnership for Homeless
Youth will share on “Breaking Down the Walls: Family,
Homelessness, and Industry.
·5:20 – 6 Walk
Walk will begin and end at corner of Fremont and North
8ths streets. Route will go to 9th Street, Gass Avenue, 6th
Street, Hoover Street, Las Vegas Blvd, Fremont and 8th.
·6:10 – 6:30 Program
Speech by Dr. Alexis Kennedy, UNLV, on “Serious
Solutions for a Demanding Problem: Four Integral
Strategies for Ending Slavery.”