On May 29, 2011, I landed in Las Vegas, a city internationally known for its extravagant shopping, fine dining, Cirque de Soleil shows, and high-stakes gambling. I walked off the plane with excitement, but also with a preconceived understanding that there was more to this city than the glorious parts. On this Mercy Movement trip, Charles Powell and I set-off to research and video the public elements of prostitution in Las Vegas, aka “Sin City.” Honestly, I started the trip...
The Mercy Movement is dedicated to seeking solutions to humanitarian crises as they occur within the United States and internationally. We seek solutions through action-oriented research, education, and direct intervention when it is deemed necessary. Currently our main focus is human trafficking.
The recruitment, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of an implied or direct threat or use of force or other forms of coercion or fraud for the purposes of profiting from the labor of those trafficked, frequently involving sexual exploitation and forced labor of an industrial or agricultural nature.
Everyone at the Mercy Movement is a Volunteer…including its founder Charles Powell. We are many people living in different cities, states and nations around the world committed to the purpose of basic human rights and freedom from slavery in all its many forms.