Exhibit on modern-day slavery runs July 7-9 in Kennewick

Tri-City HeraldJuly 6, 2014 

An event in Kennewick will allow visitors to see the horrors of modern-day slavery, organizers say.

"SOLD -- The Human Trafficking Experience" starts today at South Hills Church, 3700 W. 27th Ave. It takes place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and Wednesday and from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The world has 27 million slaves working in forced bondage, with some of them in our area, Brian Stark, South Hills community and outreach pastor, said in a news release. The exhibit, which is appropriate for ages 13 and up, is designed to give people a clear idea of what human trafficking is and how to help eradicate it.

Visitors will walk through 12 rooms, where they will see several types of human trafficking, including child soldiers in South Sudan, forced labor in India and commercial sexual exploitation of children in the United States.

The exhibit was conceived by Amber Bruce, Jessica MacFarlan and Krista Hanson of Richland. They worked with 150 volunteers to compile and create the exhibit, which has been shown throughout the Northwest.

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