St. Paul nonprofit Breaking Free is organizing a march and rally downtown on Saturday to raise awareness about sex trafficking and the link to the adult entertainment industry.
The event is part of the organization’s Demand Change Project conference. Hundreds are expected to take part in the event, which will start at the Central Library at 3 p.m. and then involve a march through the Warehouse District and North Loop neighborhood — areas home to several strip clubs.
Speakers lined up for the rally at Central Library’s Pohlad Hall include Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal, Breaking Free founder Vednita Carter and Kjersti Bohrer, a survivor of the stripping industry and founder of the organization Beautiful and Loved.
Breaking Free provides services to more than 500 victims of sex trafficking each year.