THE WHIPPING MAN deals with American slavery, but we know that slavery is not just a historical issue. Vancouver is, unfortunately, a hub for human trafficking and the current slave trade that primarily exploits young women. There are a host of local organizations working to fight this, and we are proud to host special post-show talkbacks with a few of them to help highlight the issues as well as show what you can do to help.
Deborah's Gate - March 4th
Deborah's Gate is a specialized program with the Salvation Army designed to provide support and shelter to women who have been trafficked.
The RCMP - March 5th
The RCMP is Canada's national police force and has a Human Trafficking National Coordination Centre to help combat human trafficking on all levels, including investigation, awareness, prevention, and intelligence both locally and internationally.
REED - March 18 & 19
REED (Resist Exploitation Embrace Dignity) provides outreach and assistance to women caught in human trafficking as well as influencing social change through education and legal influence.
UPDATE: There was a March 12 REED talkback that has now been cancelled.