Southeastern Sociological Association hosts Red Sand Project at Cate Street Park

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – In an effort to raise awareness over human trafficking, Southeastern Louisiana University’s Sociological Association (SSA) will host the Red Sand Project on Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cate Street Park.
     The Red Sand Project uses participatory sidewalk interventions, earthwork installations, and meetings to raise awareness of the vulnerabilities that lead to human trafficking. Since the project’s inception in 2014, sidewalk interventions have taken place in cities throughout the United States and all over the world.
     Sidewalk interventions invite people to take the time to fill sidewalk cracks with red sand and document their sidewalk transformations on social media using #RedSandProject.  The red sand represents all human trafficking victims who fall through the cracks.
     “Their voices deserve to be heard, and SSA wants to promote awareness for these victims by providing the opportunity for others to participate in our event,” said Sarah Basile, president of Southeastern Sociological Association.
     For more information about the event or ordering red sand, contact Basile,

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