Saturday, September 10 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll speak with Attorney Sherri Jefferson of the African American Juvenile Justice Project about their new campaign the #17ps in support of advocacy and education on sex trafficking in urban communities.
The #17ps campaign is an opportunity to take advantage of this new curriculum for community leaders, churches, schools and families to learn about the tricks used by those in power to trap young boys and girls as early as middle school into a life of abuse.
The campaign "Ending Juvenile Urban Sex Trafficking will run across multiple social media platforms September 13 - 15.
Ms. Jefferson explains the difference between sex trafficking in the suburbs and in third world countries to what happens to the children in urban communities. She shares that conversations need to begin as early as elementary school so that our young people are aware. Sherri also speaks to the culture of sexualizes children that continues in many families.
Ms. Jefferson explains the difference between prostitution and sex trafficking. She also speaks to the culture of young African American boys and men selling young African American girls and women to Caucasian men.