Pornography is an epidemic that harms nearly every family in America. Sadly, many people are unaware of the multi-faceted, public health crisis of pornography.
That’s where the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s City Blitz Campaign comes in. The City Blitz Campaign is about educating your community about the reality of sexual exploitation, particularly pornography, whether through school assemblies, church events, training for parents, or even billboards. The campaign also connects people with resources if they are struggling and it motivates action to publicly oppose exploitation in local communities.
Concerned about children becoming addicted to pornography and about the sex trafficking epidemic, Birmingham-based marriage and family therapist, Melea Stephens, and others, formed the Alabama Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (ALACESE). Recently, ALACESE partnered with NCOSE to create a billboard on 65-South overlooking downtown Birmingham, AL. The purpose of this billboard is to raise awareness about the harms of pornography, and how it is linked to sex trafficking, child abuse, and lifelong addictions.
This billboard is the product of grassroots efforts, and it is an encouraging example that every individual can make an important impact in the movement to end sexual exploitation.
In 2013, another billboard revealing the harms of pornography was raised on I-20, in Alabama, leading to an increase in public awareness. There have also been billboards in Nebraska and Wisconsin which have reached countless drivers. Education is key in fighting this battle against the public health crisis of pornography, and every flyer, town hall meeting, church group, and billboard makes a difference.
Do you want to set up a billboard in your community? The National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s City Blitz Campaign works with passionate community leaders to give them the resources they need to better educate their local area. To learn more, check out our City Blitz Campaign page: bit.ly/1KIe85a.
If you would like to run a city-wide blitz in your area, please contact us at [email protected] or call 202-393-7245.