Stuck in the Human Traffic Jam

fast-furious-poster-1-2-1 Artist statement

Contributors: Devanae Adams, Jordan Grant, Kaila Jenkins, Makhissa Sano

For our Fall Interdisciplinary Project we chose to study the issues surrounding human trafficking. We decided on this topic because we were curious about why this situation is so looked over in the U.S. We knew what it is was in terms of a definition but the actual details, we knew nothing about it. A dictionary definition of human trafficking is the action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation. We soon realized that there were many different types of human trafficking including, but not limited to, forced labor, sex trafficking, child labor, commercial sexual exploitation of children, and even the accumulation of child soldiers. For the scope of our project we chose to focus on sex trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children because we thought it would have more information and more stories on it. Ultimately, the research question we settled on is “What are the psychological and legal reasons Human Trafficking exist in the U.S.?”

Through our project you will read a variety of essays about human trafficking. We start by defining Human Trafficking for you. Let you know about the different laws and organizations about our topic. Then you will have a chance to read our Cause and Effect essay that will helpfully explain the psychological effects on victims. Finally, we present a narrative that explores the series of events that our character Ava Freeman has been through.

In addition to our written exploration of the topic, we created a satirical movie poster based on the film Fast and the Furious, and an original video production, which seeks to bring awareness of human trafficking and tell the stories of the victims.

Through the looking glass of human trafficking

This essay magnifies the definitions of human trafficking

Behind The Scenes of human Trafficking

Behind The Scenes of Human Trafficking explores the causes & effects of human trafficking.

 Porcelain Doll

In Porcelain Doll, You are going to travel through life with a young girl named Ava Freeman,who is a victim of human trafficking.

Stuck in The Human Traffic Jam: Annotated Works Cited

35 Comments Add yours

  1. Destiny says:

    I like the project title and I also like how informing and detailed the definition essay was.


  2. Josh Kluger says:

    Human Trafficking is the lowest of all crimes.


  3. Erez Frank says:

    After doing so much research on human trafficking, what would you say the biggest form of transportation for the people being forced is?


    1. Sarah Marlin says:

      Im still a little unclear of the difference between Human Trafficking and Prostitution.


      1. Jordan Grant says:

        Human Trafficking is prostitution and modern slave labor all in one. Prostitution is more so when the prostitue is doing it by herself to make her own money rather than someone forcing her using coercion to make the leader their money.


  4. Shayla Smith says:

    Human trafficking is still seen a lot today in humanity i like how you all were able to capture the recent studies and previous studies in your project


  5. It’s important to talk about the huge issue because it’s still happening around the world. I really like the the project it was well done with everything.


  6. Jade Grisby says:

    Your project was very incite full and taught me alot that I did’nt know about human trafficing


  7. Chaia Wyatt says:

    Your project was really informative and I learned a lot about the actual process and who is affected by human trafficking.


  8. luke says:

    This project helps me understant the Prostitution groups project better. I like how they are right next to eachother


  9. Lakaylah says:

    The narrative essay was hecka sad, but I really liked it


  10. Lakaylah says:

    The truck in the poster looks so suspicious


  11. Lauren Wood says:

    I just think it’s insane that human trafficking is even a real thing that can happen.


  12. Lauryn Franklin says:

    This was very informative. Before today I thought human trafficking was just selling little girls and boys bodies.


  13. justinowenss says:

    This is really scary and a prominent issue in our society that often goes under the radar because it shows the most disgusting side of the patriarchy.


  14. Kyla Butler says:

    I did not know that the sex industry made that much ammount of money that u stated khissa I learned something new ☺


  15. REBECCA LIN says:

    Love how dramatic that narrative essay turns out! I felt so informed.


  16. Henry Gong says:

    it looks like you guys well researched this topic and show the message clearly through the video and the essays, I like them!


  17. Giuliani says:

    The narrative was very on point. very informative.


  18. Tennessee Tillery says:

    This information is shocking, I had never thought much on the issue before so this really opened my eyes


  19. leeandrajnaecross says:

    You guys have a really nice title! it is very appealing to the eye. I really love the information, you guys really made this topic come alive.


  20. YESHI GYAMTSO says:

    Yikes! Crazy that there aren’t any big action toward this issue and sad knowing millions of people are put into forced labor and sex.


  21. Tina says:

    I loved how detailed the definition essay is . Enjoyable to read


  22. Tina says:

    I really like how you did voiceovers in the movie.


  23. kailajenkins17 says:

    I’m actually very proud of me group! I feel like we learned so much!


  24. luwamkidane says:

    The definition essay is so well written, it’s upsetting how the victims are taken advantage & can’t do anything about it:(


  25. ceceliabell17 says:

    I think we forget that this is a current issue because people just don’t talk about it. Was project was extremely informative regarding a topic I knew almost nothing about.


  26. Indigo says:

    Similar to the other comments, this topic surprised me in that it is a current issue. I can’t believe such monstrous things are forced upon people.


  27. Marcelo A. says:

    I felt like I learned a lot out of this project, very interesting topic!


  28. tenzin nyodrup says:

    I had no idea human trafficking was still such a big issue. i thought it was old news.


  29. Darkius says:

    Lol the name works perfect. You guys did a great job with your video it was very exciting.


  30. Jasmine says:

    I feel really bad for people who have to go through this


  31. leeandrajnaecross says:

    I love the title, stuck in a human traffick jam


  32. Taisia says:

    I loved the video it was funny but I also learnt a lot


  33. Ravyn Gistarb says:

    It’s crazy how human trafficing and prostitution have a few similarities.


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