Actress and activist Kathleen Thompson was deeply affected by a human trafficking experience in Poland more than a decade ago and she bring this tragic topic to light on Saturday, October 1 at 7 pm during a performance at St Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church, Hwy. 57, Baileys Harbor.
Thompson’s See Me! Hear Me! performance is a joint effort of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s Social Responsibility Committee and the Christian Service and Responsibility Committee of Stella Maris Catholic Parish.
“There are more slaves in the world today than at any time in history” according to Thompson, “but we will never care enough to act in their defense until we hear their stories and see their human faces.”
The production, See Me! Hear Me! concerns the whole subject of global slavery. Human trafficking is the second largest crime industry in the world. It is a crime that few want to really look at closely because the horror of it is overwhelming.
“My production is designed to bring to people the awareness they need to motivate them to fight to stop it. It is an engaging story that hooks people into the facts without it becoming a lecture” adds Thompson.
See Me! Hear Me! shines a light on the victims of this international heinous crime. Her performance is designed to inform and entertain.
“It left me scarred with a sense of deep responsibility to try to do something for the voiceless victims of this crime… some, as young as five years old” says Thompson.
Other organizations funding the Door County appearance of See Me! Hear Me! Include Ephraim Moravian Church, Hope Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Woodwalk Gallery.
A free-will offering will be collected and a discussion will follow the performance. For more information, contact the UUFDC at 920.854.7559.
A second performance of See Me! Hear Me! is now scheduled for Sturgeon Bay on Sunday, October, 2 at 2 pm at the United Methodist Church, 836 Michigan Street. This performance is presented by Hope United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church of Sturgeon Bay and First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay. For more information call United Methodist Church at 920.743.3241.