Hidden in Plain Site: Creative Referendums to Human Trafficking
Artist Installations, temporarily sited in cargo containers, Angels Gate Park
April 26 – June 6, 2015

Artistic solutions, also known as creative referendums, developed by nine members of an Artist Team are framed within two cargo containers temporarily sited in Angels Gate Park overlooking the Port – an alluring metaphor given that some people smuggled into the US arrive in shipping containers.

Jerri Allyn

Two…Which one is Trafficked?
Flyers plastered in a checkerboard pattern, on the outside of two cargo containers

Postcards – in the pockets of Dorroh’s Packaging sculpture, inside of a cargo container – and distributed in sites throughout San Pedro – invite the public to take-on suggested actions to interrupt trafficking

Proposed Referendums:
• Become a socially conscious shopper and support businesses with fair labor practices.
• Youth and Parents, employ tactics to avoid predatory commercial sex traffickers.
• If you suspect someone is trafficked, call professionals for help.

Allyn has designed a series of postcards and is distributing them throughout the Port. For instance, one has a photograph of two maids, with text that asks: ‘Two Domestics…Which one is Trafficked?’ Other examples include: ‘Two teens prostituted…Which one is trafficked (in the commercial sex trade)? Two farm workers…Two factory workers…Which one is trafficked?’ The flip side states: ‘Learn to tell the difference,’ and offers strategies for taking action.

Click here for Jerri Allyn artist bio.

Work in Progress: