Children At Risk, the Citizen’s Committee to End Human Trafficking and honorary chair Molly Gochman, welcomed 300 guests. All spoke about the need to end the demand for human trafficking, and to not let our children slip through the cracks and be lured into sex trafficking.
Gochman, an artist and human trafficking activist, introduced the Red Sand Project, a multi-disciplinary artwork that uses earthwork installations and participatory sidewalk interventions to raise awareness about modern day slavery. Marginalized people who fall through society’s metaphoric cracks are often overlooked. To recognize those at risk, people are asked to fill a sidewalk crack with red sand and then to document their sidewalk transformations on social media using #RedSandProject. An installation is located in midtown Houston at 1302 Dennis Street.
As guests arrived, they were greeted with champagne and classical music performed by YES Prep orchestra. Guests purchased surprise bags filled with elegant treasures, before entering the Phantom ballroom for the luncheon and program emceed by FOX-26 anchor Melissa Wilson.
Children At Risk honored State Representative Senfronia Thompson and Senator Joan Huffman for their work to put an end to this horrific crime.
Faces in the crowd: Carolyn Farb, David Cordua, Kyle Jennings, Marsha Feldman, and Andrew Linbeck.