Human trafficking is a criminal business that profits from enslaving people for sexual servitude and forced labor. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world today (second only to drug trafficking and tied with illegal arms).
One Atlanta organization is looking to raise awareness about this issue through a series of summer events in the Fulton county area.
Breaking the Shackles, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to raise awareness about human trafficking and the effect that it is having on our society, so that others may act and join them in the fight against the greatest social injustice in human history. They 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 their cause and upcoming benefit concert. They are holding a live music night at Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee House on Friday, June 23rd from 8:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. The venue is located at 352 S Atlanta St, Roswell, GA 30075.
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 and join their mission, can begin taking steps to help all those under duress of human trafficking.
Come on out and help!