"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:
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 [email protected]
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From Past Participants:
"My eyes were opened and my idea of what prostitution is was shattered. These women are so strong yet we give them no recognition. The struggle they face and the amount of effort Breaking Free provides is life saving." - 2017 Participant
"The Breaking Free trip completely changes your cultural lens. It ignites a fire for justice inside of you. The women in this organization demonstrate compassion, drive, and strength. I will carry the lessons I have learned from this trip for the rest of my life.' - 2017 Participant