Sex Trading, Trafficking and Community Well-Being Initiative

(From L to R) Lauren Martin (Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota), Artika Roller (Executive Director, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault), and Reverend Alika Galloway (Co-Pastor, Liberty Community Church)

Martin, Roller, and Galloway chose sunflowers to represent their partnership. These nationally- recognized leaders in sex trafficking research, racialized healing, and transformation have been working alongside each other for more than a decade to reduce the harms associated with the sex trades through generating knowledge and the application of love and joy, trauma healing and recovery, and collective transformation. Sunflowers symbolize new beginnings, loyalty, and longevity and radiate positive energy, which the team feels is reflective of their relationship and commitment to community.