Friends and Family
I want to share a great video that talks about the EPIKProject's efforts to combat sex trafficking. https://youtu.be/bimq1omFFrc
To date they’ve disrupted approximately 122,000 purchase attempts from over 61,000 unique men trying to buy a human being for sex.
EPIK strategies have been discussed at length as “promising interventions” at both the Jimmy Carter Center and the Vatican. Speaking invitations from the United Nations Counsel on the Status of Women, QCommons, JUST C
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.
November 23, 2019 10a - 2p
(Why not wait until it's nicer? Because those forced into prostitution don't get that option.)
Meet on the corner of NE 82nd & NE Sandy Blvd, across from the Cameo Hotel
Everyone is welcomed to participate in the walk, fundraising is NOT required
A 2.5 mile walk and educational experience along Portland's local "track" w/ reception after
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.
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