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).
Breaking the Shackles is an Atlanta organization that 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.
The upcoming event is Breaking the Shackles Presents: Illumination at Matilda’s Cottage on Friday, July 15th from 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. The venue is located at 377 Main St, Alpharetta, GA 30009.
The line-up includes an array of artists coming from different parts of the Georgia area. The line-up consists of multiple local artists from Georgia. The show will be headlined by The Welcome Home, a band from Athens, GA. Time Pilot from Atlanta and Garret Douglas from Roswell, GA, will also be performing at the benefit concert.
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.
Links to check out:
BTS Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BreakingTheShackles/
BTS Event FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1877749702452249/
Matilda’s Cottage General Website: http://www.matildasalpharetta.com/
Matilda’s Cottage Music Venue: http://www.matildasmusicvenue.com/