WILMINGTON – A group of students, faculty and staff at Cape Fear Community College have formed a campus organization, Not4Sale, to help raise awareness of the issue ofÂ humanÂ trafficking in the Cape Fear region.
Not4Sale will kick off its bi-monthly lecture/film series with a free film screening of the documentary,Â Sex + Money: A National Search forÂ HumanÂ Worth, being held at CFCCâ€™s downtown campus cafeteria, located in the Health Sciences Building in room L-110 on September 27 at 3 p.m.
Following the screening, MaLisa Johnson, Founder/Director of the Centre of Redemption, will speak at the event and answer questions from the audience. The Centre of Redemption is a Wilmington-based non-profit organization that focuses on prevention, advocacy, and restoration to assist victims of sex trafficking.
Kate Santhuff, Educational Partnerships Liaison at CFCC, will also provide more information about the Not4Sale Initiative and its hope for audience members to help “Expose it to End it.”
Santhuff says community involvement is vital to move the initiative forward.
“We want the public to be aware thatÂ humanÂ trafficking is a real problem here in Wilmington. We hope community members will participate in our efforts to raise awareness through social media, events, art installations, and other creative venues, which eventually will lead to a solution for victims,” said Santhuff.
Sex+Money: A National Search forÂ HumanÂ WorthÂ is a documentary about domestic minor sex trafficking and the modern-day abolitionist movement fighting to stop it. Since September 2009, the crew has traveled to over 30 states and conducted more than 75 interviews with federal agents, victims, politicians, activists, psychologists, porn-stars, among others.
A trailer for the film can be seen here:Â http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsY93C8cm54