Cyntoia Brown’s pioneering campaign for freedom in 2019 led many to confront the realities of sex trafficking in the United States, including the lack of support for survivors in the criminal justice system, particularly people of color. The tragic reality is that BIPOC trafficking victims are often dismissed as criminals, instead of being recognized as individuals in need of our protection and support. The disproportionate impact of trafficking on communities of color - in both victimization and criminalization - is often overlooked in conversations around the issue.
Join ECPAT-USA on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. ET for a critical and urgent discussion of how race and trafficking intersect in the criminal justice system with Cyntoia Brown (now Brown-Long), civil rights attorney Justin Moore, and ECPAT-USA Board Member and Survivors’ Council Member Katrina. This panel will focus on the real-life consequences of these dynamics by centering the lived experiences of survivors.