Not for Sale club brings awareness to human trafficking

By Danielle Alio
December 3, 2009

Shannon Keough

Since the Not for Sale campaign presentation, many students at Cabrini have started advocating against human trafficking. One form of advocacy is through the newly created Not for Sale club which sponsored a movie night on Nov. 16.

The movie shown, “Human Trafficking,” is based off of a true story and was released in 2005. It depicted the horrors of human trafficking around the world as well as the United States. It showed how easy it is to kidnap and abduct someone in order to enslave them.

One of the characters was quoted as saying “human trafficking is the business of the future for crime organization.” Women, as well as children, were abducted and used for the sex trade. They were tortured when they disobeyed and beaten when they tried to escape.

“I picked this movie just because it showed how domestic human trafficking is,” Danielle DiBartolo, sophomore social work, sociology and psychology major said. DiBartolo along with Theresa Eilola, Janae Kane and Charlene Guzman are the four officers of the Not for Sale club.

“I think the movie was really moving and it got to the point where you got so into it that you forgot what everything was around you and it made you feel the emotion of the victims who were trafficked,” Eilola, freshman special and elementary education major, said.

The movie was graphic enough to show the audience just how bad trafficking is. In the movie, one man controlled many brothels around the world.

“I thought it was genuinely scary just because it is real and it’s so horrific that people don’t want to believe it’s real but, at the same time, it is,” Jamie Tadrzynski, sophomore history and secondary education major, said. “The entire realization that this actually happened is what makes it a horror movie.”

The movie showed how one woman was killed for revealing information about the secret brothel as well as one young girl that was sold into the brothel because her family was very poor. Another girl was abducted on a family trip in the Philippines.

“They were tricked and you just really see what goes on with the people who are trafficked,” Kiersten Lowe, sophomore religious and American studies major, said. “I think to every human being we have that emotional string at the end when you see something bad happen and how it makes you get teary eyed and choked up.”

The new Not for Sale club is looking for new members and other groups of students are starting to advocate.

The Realizing Dreams Living and Learning Community is going to start a Fair Trade chocolate sale in which information will be publicized around the school.

“I’ve made this my personal goal to do something about it and to advocate and to make people on campus aware of what is going on,” DiBartolo said.

“It could happen to you or your little sister or anyone you know,” Tadrzynski said.

“I was shocked at how easy it is to steal a person like to con a person into believing them.”

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Danielle Alio

Danielle Alio
Cabrini College '12
The Loquitur Manging Editor
LOQation Executive Producer
WYBF FM - On Air DJ/Assistant Production Director
Cabrini College Theater-Stage Crew/Actress

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