ROAD TO VINTAGE has partnered with St. Paul based 503-C nonprofit Fem(me)Power to increase awareness and facilitate long-term meaningful changes working toward ending enslavement and human trafficking. 20% of the post-expense revenue generated by our event will be donated to Fem(mePower.
Fem(me)Power works to end enslavement and human trafficking. The organization represents the next step in survivor advocacy and establishing the means for survivors to achieve long-term success and stability via business ownership. Its mission is to empower women to achieve lifelong stability, autonomy, and success via business ownership. This issue is near and dear to the hearts of ROAD TO VINTAGE creators.
The organization was founded by Larissa Lowthorp and JAHPENÉE (Jacelyn P. Johnson) is on the organization’s Board of Directors.
According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota recorded the third-largest rate of human trafficking in the nation. Enslaved and trafficked individuals are moved through the state both through the Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport, whose staff receives regular training on how to spot markers of human trafficking, and vulnerable and targeted individuals living throughout the state.
The FBI identified the Twin Cities as one of the 13 largest hubs for child prostitution in the country.
Minnesota Monthly reported that leading up to Superbowl LII, the Mall of America teamed up with The Link for mandatory, in-person anti-trafficking training of more than 1,200 employees. Get the Facts: Minnesota Girls are Not For Sale reports that a November 2010 survey conservatively estimated that at least 213 girls are sold for sex an average of five times a day each month in Minnesota. The same survey found that on any given weekend night in Minnesota, 45 girls under the age of 18 are sold for sex through the Internet and escort services.
Fem(me)Power works to end enslavement and human trafficking, now in partnership ROAD TO VINTAGE. The organization represents the next step in survivor advocacy and establishing the means for survivors to achieve long-term success and stability via business ownership.