Organization hopes to bring awareness to sex trafficking in Mid-South

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — A local organization will be hosting an event to educated the public on sex trafficking in the United States, but more importantly, here in the Mid-South.

Le Dujour Inc. will be hosting the MLK Freedom Dinner on January 11 which in National Sex Trafficking Awareness Day.

The organization said each year over 300,000 children and teens are sold for sex in our country, with the Memphis leading the immediate area in number of reported cases.

Le Dujour Inc. said they hoped the dinner would help the public understand the seriousness of sex trafficking in our area.

“Many families are unaware of how to deal with this problem or even that human slavery continues to be a challenge in America,” said Vachenzia McKinney, the president of the organization. “It has been heartbreaking to work with affected families who learned the hard way of the dangers. We must become more proactive in dealing with this issue.”

U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton, III will be the featured speaker at the dinner.

The even will begin promptly at 6 p.m. January 11.

Get your tickets online by clicking here.

You may also call (888) 551-1587 to sponsor a family for the event and to receive more information.