HARLINGEN: Screening of "Demand" — NOV 17

Dear Friends,

The End Human Trafficking Today Project of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid is hosting a screening of the groundbreaking documentary DEMAND.. We invite you to join us at this important event to create local awareness regarding the commercial exploitation of women and children.

Date: November 17, 2007

Time: 3PM

Location: 204 N 1st St.

Harlingen, TX 78550

Men’s Resource Center

DEMAND., a new report and documentary from Shared Hope International (SHI), reveals the opportunistic and sophisticated business model used in the sex trafficking and tourism industry to create a form of modern day slavery. DEMAND. exposes the market drivers that fuel and normalize a business which exploits and enslaves women and children.

SHI conducted a 12 month investigation of commercial sexual exploitation in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States. Although vastly different culturally, economically, and historically, each country has a culture of tolerance that allows major markets for local and international sex tourism and trafficking to flourish. In the United States, SHI conducted investigative research in Atlanta, Las Vegas and Washington, DC.

The End Human Trafficking Today Project is hosting this event to bring local awareness to this important issue. We hope you join us and support our grassroots effort to inform our community about the prevalence of seemingly legal, yet illicit enterprises that line the pockets of traffickers and pimps. Students from campuses across the U.S. are helping to raise awareness on the issues of human trafficking, child sex trafficking and sex trafficking. Educating the student body is important because the issues integral to already established college groups. One such group is the Campus Coalition against Human Trafficking ( http://ccatcoalition.web.aplus.net ) , a student grassroots movement, based out of Georgetown is comprised of students from 81 schools and 12 countries.

We hope you will join us at our DEMAND. screening on the 17th of November at 3PM in Harlingen.

Sincerely,

Noemi Martinez

Noemí Martínez

Human Trafficking Outreach Coordinator

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.

316 S. Closner Blvd.

Edinburg, TX 78539

(956)393-6219

fax: (956)383-4688

Thanks to:
Joe Nobody
pollutiondistillation@yahoo.com

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