On Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 10am, a panel of policy makers and politicians in Atlanta will join Actress, Author, Director, (not to mention SW Atlanta's own) Jasmine Guy as she is named the national spokeswoman for the "I Am Not Yours" campaign whose goal is to bring awareness against child sex trafficking.
The press conference will be hosted at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, 303 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta 30308 at 10 a.m.
300 thousand children are at risk every year for child sex trafficking in the United States of America. Recently the FBI named Atlanta as one of 14 cities in the nation with the highest incidents of children used in prostitution according to the Georgia Governor's Office for Children and Families.
The average age of entry is 12 years old, says the US Department of Justice.
The "I Am Not Yours!" campaign mission is to financially support organizations who raise awareness and other viable solutions in the fight against child sex trafficking by donating 50% of the proceeds from the t-shirt campaign. T-shirts are available for purchase via the official website: www.iamnotyours.com.
The panel will include: The Honorable Mayor Kasim Reed (Atlanta), Jasmine Guy (Spokeswoman), Mona Stephen (CEO & Co-Founder Not Yours!), Katie Jo Ballard (Exec Dir of Governor's office for Children & Families), Stephanie Davis (Exec. Dir of Georgia Women for a Change), Deborah Richardson (Exec VP, National Center for Civil and Human Rights) and DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown.