Super Bowl 2014 will take place at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday, February 2. The event is expected to draw more than 100 million viewers on TV, many attending parties to celebrate a break in the winter doldrums. At the same time, many of the estimated 80,000 plus fans who will be attending the game, and thousands more who will be attending Super Bowl activities, will be pouring into the New York metro area seeking hotel accommodations. In recent years, attention has been drawn to the role hotels play in relation to the issue of human trafficking. There is also evidence that sex trafficking increases in cities and regions hosting large, male-dominated sporting events. Recognizing this reality, human trafficking victims’ advocates have used the Super Bowl as a time to bring attention to the plight of these victims and to educate and train hotel staff to identify victims of sex trafficking.
This video was produced, in part, by students in the International Studies class at Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, NJ, less than 20 miles from Met Life stadium. It’s purpose is to raise awareness. A good number of the students and faculty attended Project Stay Gold/Not on our Turf training (a student movement to abolish modern day slavery) and then got busy doing education and advocacy in their school.
Source: Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania have joined together with the members of the U.S. Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph in an effort to bring increased awareness of this tragic issue. For more information on the Sisters of St. Joseph and their efforts to further awareness on this issue, contact Sr. Mary Claire Kennedy firstname.lastname@example.org