Shared Hope International brings sex trafficking awareness campaign to Phoenix to highlight issue during Super Bowl
WASHINGTON, D.C., Shared Hope International will erect a seven-foot tall pink doll box with the message “Children Aren’t
Playthings” at Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Glendale Community College, and downtown Phoenix to raise
awareness of child sex trafficking, specifically during the Super Bowl.
Child sex trafficking affects an estimated 100,000 American children each year. Recent efforts by Arizona law enforcement, leaders
and advocacy groups have targeted the anticipated increase in sex trafficking activities during the Super Bowl. The “Children Aren’t
Playthings” doll box campaign is intended to challenge the dangerous objectification of prostituted individuals, including victims of
child sex trafficking. The exhibit was created by Brunner, a creative agency in Atlanta, to offer a stark reminder that despite a
trafficker’s careful “packaging” of child trafficking victims for sale, they are children.
On Saturday, Shared Hope’s exhibit will be held in conjuncture with Streetlight USA, a local organization aimed at stopping child sex
trafficking, and the Scarlet Cord, an art installation by Pamela Alderman.
Times and Locations:
Monday, January 26 | 10:00 – 3:00
Arizona State University – Tempe Campus – Memorial Union
301 E. Orange Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281
Tuesday, January 27 | 10:00 – 3:00
Arizona State University – Phoenix Downtown Campus – Taylor Mall
Located on E. Taylor Street and Central Ave.
Wednesday, January 28 | 11:00 – 4:00
813 1st Street
Thursday, January 29 | 9:00 – 1:00
Glendale Community College
6000 W Olive Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302
Friday, January 30 | 10:00 – 3:00
Grand Canyon University
3300 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Saturday, January 31 | 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
(in coordination with the Scarlet Cord and Streetlight USA)
813 N. 1st Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Director of Communications, Shared Hope International
602-818-3955 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Shared Hope International, founded in 1998 by Congresswoman Linda Smith, is an anti-trafficking organization focusing on
prevention, restoration and justice for victims of sex trafficking. Access media resources
Sandee Mirell says
This is the anti-Barbie. Wonderful idea!