San Diego Based Nonprofit Organization For Girls Partners With Phi Beta Sigma In Campaign Launch Of “Gentlemen Don’t John”
San Diego, CA (BlackNews.com) — From April 11th through the 14th, hundreds of members and supporters of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity will convene in Las Vegas for the fraternity’s 2013 Leadership Conference. The organization’s San Diego Chapter, best known for its exemplary leadership and representation of the African American man, has recently partnered with a San Diego based non-profit organization for girls called Nu(me)r.a.l.s. Together, the two organizations are kicking off a campaign created by Nu(me)r.a.l.s. called “Gentlemen Don’t John,” in an effort to get more men of color to speak out against the atrocity of sex trafficking. On April 11th, the first day of the conference, Nu(me)r.a.l.s. will sponsor a Town Hall meeting on Sex Trafficking in the Black community, bringing more awareness to the attendees about the issue.
With around 40% of the girls trafficked in this nation being African American, Nu(me)r.a.l.s. Executive Director and Founder, Chida R. Warren-Darby, thought it imperative to get more African American men to commit to speaking out against the issue as well as urge other men not to “john.” “Sex Trafficking has gotten a lot of national attention in recent years, but not enough light has been shed on the fact that the number of victims being trafficked is extremely high in the Black community.” Sex trafficking occurs when people are forced into or coerced into the commercial sex trade against their will. Child sex trafficking includes any child involved in commercial sex.