awareness & benefits
Current Awareness Project
Take A Number: Traveling Art Exhibit
Sex Trafficking in the Midwest
Call to Artists: Submission Deadline - Sept 10, 2011
Submit digitals @ SourceMPLS@gmail.com
To bring awareness & benefit 1) the realities of Sex Trafficking & Homeless Youth in the Midwest & 2) the Lack of opportunities for sex trafficking victims to get out (less than 100 beds nationally) **
Traveling Art Installation: that will accompany awareness presentations and prayer vigils. To appear at galleries, community centers, colleges, & churches over the next year.
Sex Trafficking and Homeless Youth are a reality around the globe and in our own back yard of the Midwest as well. With less than 100 beds connected with recovery programs in the USA, opportunities to get our are incredibly limited. If a woman were to want to get out today and called for help she would be told to "Take A Number," as she would be at the end of a waiting list that has over *80 and more than a year wait.
We are recruiting art to be part of a traveling Installation to raise awareness and benefit Sex Trafficking Victims in the Midwest. We hope to have a variety of visual and multimedia art work. The focus is to spotlight the domestic issue of Sex Trafficking, domestic Prostitution, and the lack of opportunities for these women to get out. This show will have initial appearances at the Minneapolis Mayday festival and the Demand Change Events in May 2011. The hope is that the art will travel to galleries, community centers, colleges, & churches over the next year and accompany awareness presentations and prayer vigils.
There will be 3 sections:
1) Awareness: Art pieces directly connected with statistics and themes
2) Survivor Pieces
3) General Submissions that will be donated
(*Stats come from Breaking Free one of the few organizations that offer housing)
(**Please refer to Respect Policy)
Past Benefits & Awareness Projects
Homeless Youth Benefit