Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution founder Theresa Flores will speak about fighting human trafficking at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Phillips Auditorium.
As a survivor of trafficking herself, Flores will talk about her adolescent experiences as a former trafficking victim and her perspective as a Christian on the long road to healing. She will also discuss the SOAP project, her ministry that spreads awareness on the fight against sex trafficking through distributing soap bars wrapped with ribbon that gives the National Human Hotline number to high-risk motels.
“Human trafficking is not a distant problem,” InterVarsity member Elizabeth Garner said. The tragic reality is that trafficking happens in nearly every zip code, and the majority of victims are children.”
After the lecture, students may choose to participate in labeling soap bars with the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Small teams will then deliver the soaps to hotels surrounding Hillsdale, Jonesville, Coldwater and Jackson this Saturday.
“I think people should attend this event because we as a culture are not as educated about the issue as we should be,” Alexis Pierce said. “We should all help in any way we can even if it’s something as simple as learning more information about the issue.”
To find out more about Flores’ ministry visit www.soapproject.org.