As part of her undergraduate research, Leah Williams is raising her voice for the voiceless and enslaved. Leah, a double major in Theatre Performance and Psychology, has organized a daily protest against human trafficking at the UW-La Crosse Hoeschler Tower. More than 30 million people are currently enslaved worldwide with human trafficking generating about 150 billion dollars a year. Currently, about 2 million children are currently exploited in the global commercial sex trade. Leah’s protest hopes to shine a light on this epidemic and highlight this problem in the La Crosse area.
As a culmination of this protest, Leah and several other students will be creating a theatre piece to express the experience of sex trafficking victims. The performance will be on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. in the Frederick Theatre, lower level of Morris Hall, at 1615 State Street. The performance is free and open to the public, with donations being accepted for Dressember, and organization that raises money and awareness for the fight against human trafficking. Following the 20-minute performance, there will be a talk-back session with the actors and community leaders.
IF YOU GO:
WHO: UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts
WHAT: Speak for the Voiceless
WHEN: Performance on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Frederick Theater, Morris Hall, 1615 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
COST: Free and open to the public.