The Clayton State University AmeriCorps Program, in collaboration with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., DEEP (Diversity Educational Experiences for Peers), and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., will present an AmeriCorps service cinema, “The Candy Shop: Where Everything is NOT Sweet” on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.
“The Candy Shop: Where Everything is NOT sweet” is a documentary which makes viewers examine the issue of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and emphasizes the power that one individual has to impact a situation for the better. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the issue of child sex trafficking, raise awareness of the problem, and hear first-hand experiences of professionals who are knowledgeable about the issue. The film will be followed by an expert panel discussion including two FBI agents working in the CSEC field. The evening’s program is free and open to the public.
“The purpose of this program is to raise awareness and bring attention to the social injustice of child sex trafficking that is a daily occurrence in our own back yard,” says Jennifer Welch, AmeriCorps program coordinator in the Clayton State Department of Campus Life.
Welch points out that Georgia is one of the top 10 states for human trafficking -- more specifically, Georgia is the number one state for child sex trafficking.
For more information please contact Welch at 678-466-5462 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.