Gallery crawl to benefit victims of human trafficking

Gallery crawl to benefit victims of human trafficking

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by ANN SHERIDAN / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on November 1, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 7:00 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- The city light Charlotte studio may look simple, but inside big things are happening. 

"Hope of love.  That’s what they have little of -- hope.  That’s the one thing we're in the process of changing," Said CityLight volunteer Donya Dunlap, as she showed off artwork by human trafficking victims.
 
Dunlap is framing and hanging art work from survivors of human trafficking, women who now live in Charlotte. 

They’ll show their work at a live auction and gallery crawl Friday in Southend.

"Artwork is just a way to express their emotions.  The things they're going through in a healthy way.  Things they're experiencing.  It tells their story in a way without them being front and center," said Dunlap.
 
The real goal here is awareness, but with the money raised, volunteers also hope to rescue women who are trafficking victims and help them recover, according to Dunlap.

The gallery crawl and silent auction will be held Friday evening from 6pm-9pm at CityLight Charlotte.   That's at 2108 South Boulevard, suite 116.

Click here for more info.
 

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