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Rain Date: Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Event Type: NONE
Age Group(s): Everyone
Date: 9/8/2021
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Description:
 For the first time our library will be participating in the National Red Sand Project. Delmont resident Lynn Mance is a founding member of the Westmoreland Human Trafficking Task Force and has been participating in this project since its beginning in our county about 5 years ago. Each year this project has visibly grown throughout our county in various parks, schools, libraries, public places and our Westmoreland County Courthouse. Now this year it is coming to the Delmont community.

The Red Sand Project is an artwork installation created by the community through pouring red sand into pavement cracks. The grains of red sand represent the millions of men, women and children who often fall through the cracks, and are exploited daily for commercial sex or forced labor. This creates opportunities for people to question, connect and take action against human trafficking.

Our local county project is an outreach from the Westmoreland Human Trafficking Task Force and is spearheaded by the Blackburn Center in Greensburg.

After a brief human trafficking presentation, volunteers will be pouring the red sand into the pavement cracks in front and around to the side door of the library. A project awareness sign will then be placed and the sand will eventually wash away with the rain.

For more information, find both the Westmoreland Human Trafficking Task Force and the Red Sand Project on Facebook. or contact Lynn at 724-468-8638.
Library: Delmont Public Library
Location: Delmont Library