Super Bowl 52 is coming to the Twin Cities this football season!
billboards spreading educational campaigns to enhance statewide law
enforcement stings to educating Minnesota's transportation industry,
lodging, food and entertainment and emergency responders. Breaking
Free is taking a lead in the efforts to stop sex trafficking during the
Super Bowl as well as every other day of the year.
We are one of the few service providers which include, The Link, Youthlink, MIWRC and Pride.
Breaking Free will be the ONLY service provider to be open 24 hours per day leading up to the game. Our offices on 770 University Avenue West
will be used as a drop-in shelter and a "warming station" for sleeping
overnight. We know that hotels, motels, shelters and other places that
trafficked women might traditionally stay in will be at capacity. While
we don't anticipate a big upturn in sex trafficking, we must position
ourselves as though there will be services needed by trafficked women.
We need your help and support!
to spend time at Breaking Free during those 10 days leading up to the
Super Bowl. (Actual opportunities to sign-up will be coming soon)
to help with the administrative costs during this time including food
for survivors, volunteers, transportation tokens including uber/lyft
cards, clothing, bedding, bath towels, hygiene items, etc...
-Breaking Free will be doing a lot of street outreach
during this time. We need help with outreach packets (deodorant,
shampoo, conditioner, combs, body scrub, tooth paste, tooth brush,
-Breaking Free will assist law enforcement, Sgt. Grant Snyder in various stings and rescuing trafficked women.
Won't you please support
Breaking Free in this very unique opportunity to let the world know
that we in Minnesota will not stand for sex trafficking. We DEMAND CHANGE!
Body & Sold
October 28, 2017
ARTS-Us 1221 Marshall Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104
Written by Deborah Lake Fortson, Tempest Productions
Directed by Shelley Smith, Chain Reaction Theatre Project
Ankita Ashrit, Stalyon Blackmon, Justin Cervantes, Delaney Quinn, Kayla
Dvorak, Kendall Kent, Joann Oudekerk, Valencia Proctor, Madeline
Pukite, and Daniel Sakamoto-Wengel
About the play
Based on interviews with sex trafficking survivors in five major U.S.
cities, this powerful documentary play gives voice to victims and
inspires discussion and action. The play’s interwoven stories of nine
juvenile sex trafficking survivors are thought-provoking eye-openers
about what is happening to the youth in our communities. The true
stories of these survivors, including those of Twin Cities’ youth, will
be performed in the round to create an immersive experience for
Performances are scheduled before the Super Bowl arrives in Minneapolis —
at which time sex trafficking could increase by as much as 50% — to
help increase awareness of this issue. Director Shelley Smith says, “The
FBI ranks Minnesota 13th in the U.S. for sex trafficking. With this
play our goal is to create awareness about this issue and inspire
audiences to be part of the solution.” Learn more at chainreactiontp.com
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