The Capital City Ball is hosting an evening at Mie N Yu in Georgetown on October 19 to fight human trafficking and modern-day slavery. All proceeds will go to HIPS, an organization dedicated to assisting female, male, and transgender Washington DC sex workers lead healthy lives. At Mie N Yu both the menu and the decor are inspired by the Ancient Silk Road,
The Capital City Ball was founded in 2007 by a group of DC area professionals who wanted to simultaneously throw an annual high-caliber black tie event (which takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving) and to use the proceeds from that event and other benefits throughout the year to fight human trafficking.
It seems incredible that human trafficking and slavery could still be going on today, but this barbaric practice didn’t end in some distant time or place. It’s going on right now, and in our own cities. The Capital City Ball attempts to end the presence of slavery in Washington DC, through generous donations as well as raising awareness.
HIPS has a variety of programs for individuals engaging in sex work, including outreach and mobile education, peer education, client advocacy, and community development and education. Using a harm reduction model, HIPS strives to address the impact that sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, discrimination, poverty, drugs, and violence have on the lives of individuals engaging in sex work. For more information and to see how you can get involved, check out their website here.
Enjoy a night of fantastic food and drinks, and support HIPS and attempts to end human trafficking in DC.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Mie N Yu
3125 M St NW 20007
TICKETS: $15 donation at the door