WILMINGTON, NC - (WECT) - Students, faculty and staff at Cape Fear Community College have started a new group to help raise awareness about sex trafficking. Called, Not 4 Sale, the group plans to host a bi-monthly lecture/film series.
Organizer Kate Santhuff says when she heard about what a big problem sex trafficking was, she knew she had to do something. North Carolina is one of the 10 worst states for sex trafficking and Wilmington is a key city.
Santhuff says she hopes the events will start a conversation and make more people aware of the problem. She says it's especially important to get young people and students involved because she says sex trafficking is all around them.
"Students may know people who have been approached or they may have been approached themselves," explained Santhuff. "We've had students who have come forward in class when this is discussed and say somebody approached me on the streets of downtown Wilmington, its not something that's happening far away and our students are starting to learn that but they need to have their eyes opened."
The first event will take place on September 27 at 3 p.m. The film Sex and Money: A National Search for Human Worth will be shown at CFCC's Downtown Campus Cafeteria which is located in the Health Sciences Building in room L-110.
The event is free and open to the public.
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