Event to raise awareness about human trafficking to be held in Mississauga

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Published March 9, 2023 at 4:47 pm

An event to raise awareness about human trafficking and modern slavery will be held in Mississauga this weekend.

The event, called Docs and Lattes, will take place at Studio.89, located at 2520 Eglinton Ave W Unit 1 on Friday, Mar. 10, and aims to break the silence on human trafficking and modern slavery.

At the event, attendees will be able to watch Avenue Zero: Canada’s Human Trafficking Shame which is a true crime documentary with real stories.

Following the film screening, a panel discussion will feature representatives from Peel Police, Nisa Homes, Bridge North and International Justice Mission.

“During our Docs and Lattes event, we show films with a focus on social justice and have conversations about finding solutions,” reads the event page.

While the event is free, those who are interested in attending are encouraged to register in advance as there is limited seating.

The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Studio.89 is a nonprofit cafe and community hub which is known for providing a safe, free space to host events, workshops and programs.

Additionally, they foster social activism, empowerment and conscious consumerism and focus on youth leadership, employment and volunteerism. Their programs and events focus on cultivating creativity through art, relationship-building, empathy and community.

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