April 4-5: Human trafficking experience at WSU Tri-Cities

April 4-5: Human trafficking experience at WSU Tri-Cities

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Visitors will use MP3 players and smartphones to step into the life of a human trafficking victim for the multisensory experience, “SOLD: The Human Trafficking Experience,” 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4 and 5, in Consolidated Information Center 120/120A at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

Suited for those age 13 and older, the free experience combines technology with true stories to educate visitors about human trafficking locally and globally through the lives of victims in nine parts of the world. Developed by the nonprofit Christian organization Mirror Ministries, the experience travels regionally and nationally.

A “recovery room” at the end informs participants about what is being done for human trafficking victims and how they can help. Visitors will also be encouraged to blog about their experience in the exhibition.

“Human trafficking is a pervasive evil that is largely unknown and misunderstood,” said Amber Bruce, communications director for Mirror Ministries. “Shedding light on this issue is the first step in combating it. When we are aware, we can make a difference.”


News media contact:
Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities public relations, 509-372-7333, maegan.murray@tricity.wsu.edu