"The women at Breaking Free transformed my life and my perception of sex trafficking with their powerful, courageous testimonies and genuine compassion."
- 2015 participant
The goal of this trip is to raise awareness of sex trafficking in Minnesota. The participants will be working with Breaking Free in St. Paul while staying at St. Joan of Arc parish in Minneapolis. Breaking Free is a social justice organization that helps women and girls escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation. Survivor-led and victim-centered, Breaking Free works to educate participants about the systems of sex trafficking, share stories and testimonies of "the life", and how to advocate for change.
Breaking Free in the news:
"This trip gave a very powerful insight on how sex trafficking works. When I hear people speak and in my interactions with others will forever be different and I am thankful for that." - 2015 participant
What to Expect:
Note: participants will hear personal stories of abuse, exploitation, and sex trafficking on this trip. Past participants have found this trip to be emotionally challenging. Be prepared for this experience.
Please note: $100 due with acceptance of a position!
Any questions about this trip can be directed to Alternative Break Experiences at firstname.lastname@example.org
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From Past Participants:
"Sex trafficking doesn't discriminate - anyone can fall into the life. It is the greatest injustice to human dignity because it relies on a system of manipulation and telling victims they are worth nothing." - 2015 participant
"This trip is powerful and will change your perception of the world in imperative ways. Breaking Free is full of love and hope and will instill those qualities in you too." - 2015 participant