Chattanooga Now Benefit will help Second Life Tennessee serve survivors of human trafficking

Chattanooga Now Benefit will help Second Life Tennessee serve survivors of human trafficking

January 9th, 2019 by Staff Report in Chattnow Music

Monday Night Social, shown, and El Bandito will play at The Song Market on Friday night at The Camp House. (Facebook.com/Ray Soldano)

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

If you go

› What: The Song Market

› Where: The Camp House, 149 E. M.L. King Blvd.

› When: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11

› Admission: $20, $15 students in advance; additional $5 for either at the door

› For more information: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-song-market-tickets-51591097361

Second Life Tennessee will mark the Jan. 11 observance of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day with a new event.

The nonprofit is hosting The Song Market — an evening of music that includes a vendors market — at The Camp House from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday.

Proceeds will help Second Life Tennessee's mission of ending human trafficking through education and survivor services. The nonprofit helps survivors of human trafficking reintegrate into society.

SLT is the nongovernmental agency selected in lower East Tennessee to facilitate and coordinate services in Chattanooga and 25 surrounding counties. Prevention consists of hosting monthly Human Trafficking 101 seminars at the Family Justice Center in Chattanooga.

Lilly Feliz, event organizer, says the nonprofit has been in existence for 12 years. Last year alone, SLT had more than 20 clients in addition to serving more than 30 other people.

"The point of this is to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking," she says. "We wanted to incorporate other local artists and musicians to participate in bringing a positive light to the issue. Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery, so an event like this is to say, 'Hey, we're here, and here for a reason.'"

Monday Night Social and El Bandito will provide music for dancing. Feliz says that 10 vendors have been scheduled as of press time, including Elea Blake Cosmetics, Hattanooga, The Hart Gallery, Laura Beth Micheal and Ivory and Oak.

For more information: https://secondlifetn.org