In You We Trust
Brazos Gallery and HFPA present the opening of the exhibition In you We Trust by artist and art faculty Jen Rose and Marian Lefeld. The exhibition opens Monday September 26th and will be open to the public through October 17th. There will be a reception Friday September 30th from 10a-12p,
Gallery Hours M-F 10a-4pm
Schedule of Events
In You We Trust Exhibition September 26-October 16
Opening reception: Friday, September 30 10am-12:30pm – Speaker at 11:30
Evening Reception: Friday, September 30 6-8pm
Survivor Lecture: Friday, September 30 11:00am-12:00pm
Traffic911 lecture: Wednesday, October 5 12:pm-1pm
About the Exhibition
In You We Trust is a collaboration between artists Jen Rose and Marian Lefeld in an effort to bring awareness to the epidemic of sex trafficking of children in the United States. The sex trade is the world’s fastest growing illegal industry today, gaining ground and surpassing that of illegal drugs. Studies cited by law enforcement and advocacy groups conservatively estimate that 100,000 children are enslaved in the sex trade in the United States. Many of these children are homeless or runaways.
The Dallas Independent School District reports that six thousand of its students are homeless, and studies from the National District Attorneys Association estimate that one out of every three children will be approached by a pimp within 48 hours of being on the street. Staggeringly, this means that two-thousand children are potentially sold each year in Dallas County alone. The two-thousand coins created for this exhibition represent the practice of using children as currency, each coin symbolizes a child.
In You We Trust gives a visual form to the statistics. The word “You” is a call for action. We aim to create an installation that will bring attention to this social issue and open pathways for discussion and awareness to a wider public.
Be aware. If you see something suspicious, say something!
Human Trafficking 24-hr Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
If you are interested in purchasing a coin, you may do so at https://www.gofundme.com/inyouwetrust to help us raise money for shipping expenses and supply costs. Purchased coins can be picked up here or we will ship them to your home.