MAC Calls Attention To Human Trafficking Through ArtApril 5, 2012
Human trafficking is closer than you think; and it may be happening in your own community. April’s Art Off the Square is raising awareness to inform the community about the “underground sex slavery industry” of young men and women.
Art Off the Square is April 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the McConnell Arts Center. Coordinated by Worthington Christian High School students Will Hejduk, Madi Safer and Jake Harrison, the open house theme is “Raising Awareness of American Slavery.”
“Expressing the freedom to walk away from the life”, students promote their awareness by hanging collections of white high-heeled shoes at the MAC. The exhibit will also include the Exile Poster Project , in which 10 artists illustrate the human trafficking theme. This is an opportunity for students to learn that art can create valuable lessons while bringing the community together to make social connections.
Marlene Carson, director of Rehab’s Hideaway in Columbus, will be the guest speaker at Art Off the Square event. Carson is an international spokesperson for human trafficking and founder of a successful program to help women escape sex slavery. At the age of 15, Carson was tricked and kidnapped from her Columbus home to be a prostitute in New York. Read her story and find more information on Rahab’s Hideaway at http://rahabshideaway.org/
Art instructor Beth Heisey and Marlene Carson will speak from 3 to 3:30 p.m. following by a Q&A session. The event is open to the public on April 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington. For more information on this event visit: http://www.snponline.com/articles/2012/04/03/worthington_news/news/womacslave_20120403_1244pm_4.txt
- Written by Brad