2014 IMMERSION - TBD
The Interactive Theatre Experience -
Their stories. Their words.
See our 2012 flyer
Girls as young as 13 are lured in, hooked on drugs and sold into prostitution by those they thought loved them. They are beaten and traded, made to believe that they deserve to be prostituted.
They grow up under the control of “pimps” and know no other life. 92 percent want to leave “the life” but don’t know how.
The DIGNITY Immersion Theatre Experience, presented by Catholic Charities, gives participants a realistic view of the life of women and children who are victims of domestic sex trafficking. Survivors share their stories through imagery, poetry, monologue and letters. Also, upon entry, each participant receives a card with a real victim’s story. At the end of the experience they discover whether their girl/woman died in “the life” or made a recovery.
The first Immersion was held in 2009. The event received the 2010 Cherish the Children Award given through the Greater Phoenix Child Abuse Prevention Council—a major accomplishment for a first-year event.
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“Your Immersion Program was seen as innovative and challenging…because the average citizen does not know the frightening details of the average age of 13 or the enslavement to a pimp or the addiction to drugs just to get through the day and forget the degradation. The average citizen believes it is a “choice” and one that pays well for a lavish life style—they do not know that these girls are victims of child abuse. Your Immersion Program contributes in raw reality to society’s awareness of that! We hope this Award will assist you in making this program increasingly available throughout the community.”
--Margaret L. Daggett, M.Ed., Cherish the Children Award Chairperson