Poetry for the People - Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
GEMS was recently brought to my attention by the independent film "Girls are Not For Sale". The film was disturbing, poignant at times, and left with a burden of responsibility. Please watch it if you are event a bit curious, it's worth the time. Rachel Lloyd, a survivor of the commercial sex trade, is doing all she can to spread the message of rehabilitation for these young women and saves lives. I'd like to contribute by doing something amongst our own. Whatever can be done to stop these people from selling the pride, soft tissue and honor of these girls who were barely more than children when they began on the track. This is not just happening in Bangkok people, this is happening a few miles down the road from us! American children are being bought and sold like meat. It's up to us to be the spokespeople for those in need when the celebrities are too busy to do so. Each of us has the power to help. Girls who are brainwashed by pimps are being arrested and tried for the adult crime of prostitution at the age of 14 or 15 rather than being returned to their parents and rehabbed. GEMS is helping get them off the track, into schools, helping them find gainful employment and live safer lives. Please message me and let me know if you're interested in performing at the event. At the very least please help me spread the word, you've been tagged bc I trust your conscientious spirit. Poetry for the People will dedicate a few hours of time to raise money and awareness of the situation threatening these young girl's lives.
Please join me in whatever way you can.
Poetry does not have to be on this subject***
Deep drinks specials, two drink minimum preferred
Thursday, June 17th
Perk's 553 Manhattan Ave., at 123rd St.