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Mural, films depict stories of human trafficking victims


Georgia Perimeter’s Dunwoody Campus will be the first stop in metro Atlanta for a compelling artistic exhibit on human trafficking. The exhibit, “What You See is Not Who I Am” is a 12-panel work of art and information on modern day slavery, developed by student artists in the Groundswell Community Mural Project in New York City who learned how human trafficking is not something that only happens in other places.  With its substantial immigrant and refugee population, Georgia is considered a major destination for U.S. human trafficking, according the Center for Public Policy Studies.

The mural will be on view outdoors on the Dunwoody Campus quad Thursday, Nov. 5 through Tuesday, Nov. 10. The traveling mural comes to the college as part of a partnership with the International Human Trafficking Institute and Art Works for Freedom

There will be a screening of two short films on human trafficking Thursday, Nov. 5 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 NC1100. The films, “Fields of Mudan” and “Beyond Borders,” will be shown. A representative from the International Human Trafficking Institute will speak about their work and answer questions.

The International Human Trafficking Institute supports and collaborates with student groups in their preparation for and execution of direct action to end all forms of human trafficking. They are affiliated with the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.  You can see a video of how the mural was made on the last slide at this link

For information about the exhibit and the films, contact Lisa Alembik at

What others are saying

Very moved by the films and glad to see they covered trafficking in the US and trafficking of men, too.

The mural is amazing and the promise of doing more on this project, inter-campus, is exciting and necessary.

I noticed the red sand outside, too.

Cole Thomas, Ed.S.
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