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Beloved Southwest Atlanta Native, Jasmine Guy, Announces Her Leadership in the Fight Against Sex Trafficking

The FBI named Atlanta as one of 14 cities with the highest number of children made to be prostitutes.

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.

PublicEye Report January 31, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Joining the fight for Justice for Girls...
Mi Joy January 31, 2013 at 02:10 PM
I am so glad this is happening!
A logos Fest January 31, 2013 at 03:21 PM
I would like to partner with them.
Jennifer Robinson January 31, 2013 at 08:22 PM
As someone who works for a mental health agency, it great to see others that are joining the fight for those young people. If you know anyone who needs help seek out Atlanta Center for Healing - atlhealing.org - a nonprofit agency dedicated to the CSEC population.
Kwanza Fisher January 31, 2013 at 08:44 PM
This was an AMAZING event for such a worthy cause. I only learned about it this morning from this website. Thanks, Cascade Patch!!!!

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