A mile-long caravan of schoolbuses mourns thousands of children sold into sex slavery
More than 3,600 kids in Georgia are trafficked each year
Jan 04, 2019
Each year, more than 3,600 children in the state of Georgia are sold for sex. That staggering number seems so unbelievable that it can be hard to marshal resources to stop it.
So Street Grace, a charity that works to end domestic sex trafficking of minors, created a billboard no one could ignore. Through a mile of Atlanta traffic stretched a line of 72 schoolbuses, enough to contain 3,600 kids. Emblazoned on the sides of the yellow vehicles were the grim statistics and calls to “Stop Traffick.”
Ahead of the stunt by BBDO Atlanta, a press conference featured governor-elect Brian Kemp, who narrowly beat out Stacey Abrams in last year’s midterm elections, as well as Georgia’s attorney general and a sex trafficking survivor.
Another film featuring Shameka and Kayti, both grown survivors of child sex trafficking, lays out the issue and the reasons for the bus caravan.