Around the country, and in the state of Georgia, human trafficking is a growing and serious problem. Human trafficking is a criminal business that profits from enslaving people for sexual servitude and forced labor. It is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world today (second only to drug trafficking and tied with illegal arms), according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
One Atlanta organization is looking to raise awareness about this issue, and a series of summer events in and around Atlanta is just the start.
Breaking the Shackles, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that exists to raise awareness about human trafficking and the effect that it is having on our society, so that others may act and join us in the fight against the greatest social injustice in human history. We also raise money to be donated to partner charities dedicated to promoting awareness of and fighting to eradicate modern-day slavery.
They are looking to have an array of events this upcoming summer in the Roswell and Alpharetta area to help raise awareness and funds for our concert and cause. Our first event is an open mic night at Cafe-Au-Lait on Friday June 3rd from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. The venue is located at 2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd # 410, Roswell, GA 30076. We will hopefully secure two more events to help raise funds for materials and resources.
As a caring Georgian, you can keep up to date with Breaking the Shackles, along with news, events, and progress. See the link to their website and Facebook page here. The more people who learn about the organization, can then learn more about what steps they can take to help all those under duress of human trafficking.