Sex Trafficking

The Local Take on WCLK has covered sex trafficking issues from the beginning as part of our engagement with the community. I spoke with Shawn Smash-Jett of Wealthy Divas and Shoptalk with Shay about her role as an activist against human trafficking. Shawn shares with our listeners that she attended the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit held this month in Washington, DC.  She was there when the federal government shut down BackPage.com a site used to facilitate sex trafficking.

Saturday, September 10 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll speak with Attorney Sherri Jefferson of the African American Juvenile Justice Project about their new campaign the #17ps in support of advocacy and education on sex trafficking in urban communities.

Sex trafficking is a horrendous reality in Atlanta, where our city is recognized as a hub for men(predominantly) looking for underage minors to exploit.  As part of WCLK's responsibility as a public broadcast licensee we engage with our community whether the picture is pretty or not.