Using fashion and music as a platform for an important message, History Starts Now, a national nonprofit raising awareness of domestic sex trafficking, will bring its cause to Minneapolis, partnering with local businesses to host a socially conscious fashion event. The New York-based organization is throwing its first fundraiser in Minnesota to stop the exploitation of children and teens forced into abuse. The benefit will feature a fashion show by local boutiques Cliché and Hammer Made along with DJ sets, plus gift bags for the first 200 guests. Co-founders Kristina Lee and Rachael Ann will provide an in-depth presentation on the fight against the sex trafficking of minors in the United States and will discuss ways local government and citizens can take a stand against the practice. Funds raised tonight will be donated to organizations working to end sexual slavery. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be available throughout the night. For additional information about the event and on how to become active in this important campaign, visit www.historystartsnow.info.
Fri., April 9, 7 p.m., 2010