Human trafficking exhibit comes to WSU Tri-Cities
RICHLAND, Wash. -- A new human trafficking exhibit called "SOLD" at the Washington State University (WSU) campus in Richland aims to show people just how close to home the issue can be, according to WSU officials.
Students and community members are able to walk in the shoes of someone who's been trafficked.
The exhibit couples technology and real-life stories to educate the person walking through.
School officials say the idea behind the exhibit is to raise awareness of human trafficking in our area. WSU says over 100 people have walked through the exhibit so far.
The WSU Nursing program contacted Mirror Ministries, the company that owns the exhibit, to set up on their campus.
"It's very dark, but at the very end there's a light and there's hope. The room was specifically done in a white to make it lighter and brighter and its hop and it does give suggestions on how people can do to combat trafficking," said Kay Olson, a clinical nurse at WSU Tri-Cities.
The exhibit continues Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.