Staten Island Deltas hosting discussion on sex trafficking

AmNews Staff Reports | 5/3/2018, 10:47 a.m.
The Staten Island Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is hosting a community discussion on the issue of ...
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The Staten Island Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is hosting a community discussion on the issue of sex trafficking Wednesday, May 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Children’s Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace.

The discussion is part of the sorority’s May Week, set aside for programs highlighting academic and professional achievements. The events emphasize the importance of higher education in the community, especially for Black women.

Reports indicate that sex trafficking is up in the city by 50 percent. Staten Island has grappled with several cases involving sex trafficking, especially involving immigrants.

One notable case last year involved the arrest of at least 11 women, some of whom were brought to the country illegally and forced into prostitution. Sex trafficking often takes place at spas.

The community discussion is free and open to the public. Call 646-873-6817 or email mayweek@dstalumnae.org for more information.