WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING?
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where perpetrators profit from the sexual exploitation and/or forced labor of men, women and children. It is a violation of basic human rights, and it is also a crime as defined by U.S. federal law and California state law.
Sex trafficking is the exploitation of a person by means including coercion or deceit to engage in commercial sexual activity, prostitution, exotic dancing, or pornography. (When the victim is a minor under the age of 18 years old, sex trafficking does not require force or coercion. Minors cannot legally consent to sexual activity)
Labor trafficking is the exploitation of a person by means including coercion or deceit for labor services. Labor trafficking victims are often forced into domestic servitude, construction, restaurant, agricultural, massage parlors, or sweatshop factory work with little or no pay.
Human trafficking does not require that a victim be moved over state or international borders. Human Trafficking is also a domestic issue inside CA state and San Diego County.
In partnership with Creative Flow Arts & Entertainment, our organization’s mission is to educate and bring awareness of this epidemic. Our team is working each and every day to making a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
The Diamond In The Rough Movement, is dedicated to the challenge of addressing human trafficking. In 2010 Tamera wrote a screen play called Diamond In The Rough, highlighting the underpinning of Human Trafficking. She knew this endeavor would be her biggest yet. Tamera needs everyone to have a voice for the women and children who can't speak for themselves. Be apart of something bigger than ourselves and join the campaign, Diamond In The Rough.
ABOUT THE MOVEMENT
TAMERA HILL, FOUNDER
Tamera has a deep passion for women, girls, and family.
Long before she picked up a pen and started writing, she recognized that she could be more impactful through using her natural gifts in the arts. Her first endeavor was the stage play, "My Sister's keeper," a production that toured in the western region of southern California. The play highlighted HIV/AIDS in the African American community. She toured the play with the late Tommy Ford from "Martin" the television show. As a result, many people were educated about HIV/AIDS and were tested. In 2014, Tamera wrote another stage play called, "I Never Heard My Father Speak," which she later adapted into a screenplay. It was shown in over 500 theaters across the nation and is now on available on Netflix. Her goal was to show the importance of a father's presence in a child's life, especially in black and brown communities.
Get in touch with Diamond In The Rough Movement to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do”
We are in the business of changing and shaping lives. Tamera tours and speaks nationally, advocating for under-served communities, women, and girls.