Date(s) - Saturday, February 18, 2023 - Sunday, February 19, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center
Adamma the Enlightening will be on stage in the Victory Black Box Theatre at the L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center, 1409 NW 6th Street in Fort Lauderdale, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19.
With an estimated 24.9 million victims globally at any given time, human traffickers are known to prey on both vulnerable minors and adults. Alarmingly, more than 57% of all juvenile prostitution arrests are youth of color from underserved communities. To date, Florida is ranked third with the highest human trafficking statistics behind Texas and California.
Recognizing that human trafficking is a significant threat to inner city youth, students in the YMCA of South Florida’s Teen Broadway, an enrichment literacy program focused on the arts in assisting and educating students to develop life skills, such as problem-solving, team building, collaboration, creativity, public speaking and pre/post media production, present Adamma the Enlightening, a play they will direct and perform in to provide a realistic view of the lives of victims and survivors of human trafficking. This play provides a curated version of real-life stories of real victims and survivors, and all Teen Broadway participants have assisted in writing, directing, producing and set designing for live performances.
Tickets begin at $10. For tickets and information visit https://bit.ly/3gPM8tK. The performance is suitable for ages 8 and up.
Partners are Broward Sheriff’s Office, SMTH, ELITE and Haynes Harbour. Sponsors are Chef Pat’s, Black Window, RoseGold Beauty Co. and MZD Enterprise.