Survivors speak out against human trafficking

Carissa Phelps, human trafficking survivor, talks about the experience of being trafficked and how to approach those who are. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Carissa Phelps, human trafficking survivor, talks about the experience of being trafficked and how to approach those who are. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Every year, Stop Trafficking of Persons hosts a conference for an entire week. 
Jeanette Adame, senior history major, has been with the club for two and a half years and is now the social media officer for STOP. She said the fight against human trafficking is important to her.
“This is one of the biggest human rights issues, actually issues in general, in my perspective,” Adame said. “I made this my issue that I’m really focused on and determined to put an end to it … this is kind of my child of sorts.”
To open the event, trafficking survivor Stacy Jewell Lewis performed her play, “7 Layers Captive,” where she is the director and star. It recounts the true story of how Lewis was abducted, forced into sex trafficking and how she escaped.
This was the first time the play has been free to the public. It was previously performed in Washington state as well as other countries, including the Netherlands. The play was sponsored for the first time by STOP, and over 400 people attended.

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