DUNWOODY, Ga. — The Rotary Club of Dunwoody will lead a free, informative event to address the issue of human trafficking Wednesday, Oct. 23.
The event will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia. Included in the program are both a private showing of the movie “8 Days” and a candid discussion with federal, state and local law enforcement.
The purpose of the program is to build public awareness about the nature and scope of sex trafficking activity in our communities, to learn about local resources and to recognize danger signs and potential preventive actions.
“Youth sex trafficking is a worldwide epidemic and is present in our country, in Georgia and in our community,” Rotary President Cathie Brumfield said. “Ignoring sex trafficking will not make it go away. Dunwoody Rotarians believe that creating informed citizens in Dunwoody will provide the foundation for alleviating this major issue.”
The movie “8 Days” tells the story of one 16-year girl’s life in trafficking and how her family and community got her back. Law enforcement will offer facts, insight and resources to shed light on the nature and scope of human trafficking activity in our communities.
Rotary thanks presenting sponsor Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia and premier sponsors Dunwoody Crier, The UPS Store, Jett Ferry Road at The Williamsburg Shopping Center and Anderson Parking for making the program available to the public.