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Rodger Seid
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Raised: $592 | Target: $1,000 | Left: $408

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The year was 2011 and I just learned that not only were children sold for sex, but that it was happening on a massive scale in my backyard.  Immediately, I was convicted by God to do something about it.  So, I started learning more about the problem.  Then I reached out to organizations doing work in the area like Janus Youth and the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC).  I was turned away because I was a man and most (if not all) the children were abused by men.  It made sense.  How could I help someone if my very presence was likely to be a trauma trigger for them?

Yet still my calling burned within.  I had to do something!  The injustice, the defiling of human dignity, and the daily destruction of the human soul for profit couldn't be ignored.

Years went by and I attended the occasional rally and found other men just like me who were passionate but couldn't find a constructive way to change the situation.  A couple of years ago, my search led me to the Epik Project.  They were looking for men!  As a volunteer, I speak with buyers and disrupt them as they try to purchase sex.  We're leaders in this area in the fight against sex trafficking and with almost 20,000 contacts so far, we've had a real impact!

That impact is turning the tide.  It's a wake up call for some.  Others have so bought into the lie that it's OK to buy sex that they dismiss me.  However, it keeps me going knowing that every buyer I reach equates to a rape prevented.

We need resources to keep the lights on, provide infrastructure, grow the outreach, and work with other organizations to present a united front against this evil.  Saturday, October 8th, Epik is walking one of Portland's prostitution 'tracks' in solidarity with those being sold into slavery.

Would you help me in the fight?


Semper Fidelis,
Rodger


Training men nationwide to talk to sex buyers at the point of sale.

EPIK is focused on disrupting demand by asking, "in a culture that exploits the vulnerable, what's my part in creating change?"

At 10am on November 23 we will stand in solidarity with those being trafficked by walking Portland's local "track," 82nd Ave. Please join us by clicking the green "Become a fundraiser" button. You can also make an individual donation to any existing fundraiser.

WHEN
November 23, 2019 10a - 2p
(Why not wait until it's nicer? Because those forced into prostitution don't get that option.)

WHERE
Meet on the corner of NE 82nd & NE Sandy Blvd, across from the Cameo Hotel

WHO
Everyone is welcomed to participate in the walk, fundraising is NOT required

WHAT
A 2.5 mile walk and educational experience along Portland's local "track" w/ reception after

WHY
Forced prostitution is happening here and now in our community. Participating in the EPIK Journey means standing in solidarity and saying: "Enough!"

The journey ends at a local, well loved pizza shop where we invite walkers to share a meal and reflected on their shared experience. From there walkers will be shuttled back to the starting place to retrieve their cars. 

Why EPIK Matters: Law Enforcement, Survivor, and volunteers

Survivors, Our Heroes

   Recent Activity
Steve Dehner donated $104.12 on 11/23/2019
Dana donated $26.31 on 11/22/2019
Roger - Thank you for all you do!! Dana
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We need to end these horrible acts and sexual violations of human beings.
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