Student-Led Production Brings Awareness to Human Trafficking


A student-led production is raising awareness about the prevalence of human trafficking in the local area.

“Traffick” was written, directed, and produced by Memorial High School Documentary Theatre students.

The students held three performances of the play throughout the weekend at the Haas Fine Arts Center on the UW-Eau Claire campus.

The production is more than a year in the making and is based on true events.

Cast members include current and former students, and the goal is to raise awareness for other young people about sex trafficking.

“The main goal of the class, the mission statement, is to impact social justice using the arts. So while this has been our biggest project to date, we definitely don’t want to stop here,” said student Emily Ruth.

All of the proceeds from the production will go to Fierce Freedom, which works to educate the community on spotting and stopping human trafficking.

The Memorial Documentary Theatre students hope to donate at least $500 to the organization.

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