The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) will be hosting a Red Sand Project on Monday, July 31, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at WRC facility located at 236 E. Reeder Street in Dillon, MT.
The Red Sand Project was first launched in 2014 after artist Molly Gochman realized the depth to which human trafficking and modern slavery continue to exist. Globally it is estimated that 50 million individuals are being trafficked or living in modern slavery, an estimated $150 billion industry. Molly understood that to find a solution, increasing public awareness and engagement is essential. The Red Sand Approach is symbolic, with the grains of sand representing the individuals who fall through the cracks of our social, economic, and political systems.
Since 2014, the Red Sand Project has been done in all 50 states and in 70 countries, with more than one million participants. As the mission of the Women’s Resource Center is to provide services to individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence, it is critical to our organization to not only provide services to those affected by human trafficking but to also increase awareness and engagement regarding the issue. This one-hour program will include an introduction to the project by WRC Advocate Izzi Simonsen, and then a hands-on community art installation created by filling the cracks of our sidewalk with red sand.