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Saturday: Art installation, panel and rally on human trafficking

 

Human Trafficking Awareness Day will be observed Saturday, May 14, at the San Mateo County History Museum and Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway in Redwood City.

The event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature an art installation in a 20-foot shipping container by Santa Clara artist Jonathan Fung, which demonstrates different forms of human trafficking, such as sweatshops, child labor and the prostitution of minors, according to event planners.

There will be a student-led walk through downtown Redwood City and a performance by the Brass Act Quintet.

At noon, there will be a rally with local elected officials, county staff, a trafficking survivor, and a filmmaker. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom A of the museum, there will be a panel discussion featuring local experts on the issue of human trafficking.

A reception will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the museum's rotunda. At 3:15 p.m., a dramatic reading will be done from the script of a film about human trafficking called "Neighbor." The event is produced by the "Before Our Very Eyes" campaign.

Go to beforeourveryeyes.org for more information.

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