FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) – A traveling art exhibit is shining a light on the truth about human trafficking, especially trafficking of children.
“Artifacts of Human Trafficking” shows the true horrors of trafficking, something that happens in the U.S. and Northwest Arkansas on a daily basis.
Guest speaker Gretchen Smeltzer, executive director of nonprofit group Into the Light, said there’s nothing more important for stopping trafficking than educating the community about it.
“It does happen here. Anytime there is vulnerable people, a population of vulnerable people and those that are willing to exploit someone, the problem is going to exist,” Smeltzer said.
In the last year, into the light has provided advocacy and mentorship to more than 20 minor victims of human trafficking in Northwest Arkansas alone.
The art installation is on display until Oct. 4.