As has been seen in the news recently, sex trafficking is a real problem in metro Atlanta. So Wellspring Living and Stonecreek Church held a "Shine A Light on Sex Trafficking" for the community on April 19 to raise awareness for commercial sexual exploitation of children and young adults.
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The day began with a roundtable event to unite and connect all sectors of the community and to raise awareness and action against sexual exploitation.
Attendees heard case studies and learn from those involved in the fight including: Mary Frances Bowley, founder and president of Wellspring Living, Camilla Wright, human trafficking prosecutor for the Fulton County District Attorney's office and others.
The Night of Worship featured music by Atlanta-based musician, Kevin Rowe, and Stonecreek Church’s worship band.
Mary Frances Bowley, founder and president of Wellspring Living, offered a call-to-action for how the community can come alongside survivors on the road to recovery.
Wellspring Living is a non-profit organization that confronts the issue of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation through awareness, training and treatment programs for women and girls.
The White Umbrella Campaign launched in October 2012 in Atlanta, and will travel to cities across the U.S. including Sarasota, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and others to educate, encourage and empower communities to take a stand against sex trafficking in their communities.