It's a rare person who seeks unpleasantness. Most prefer to cut it out of their lives whenever possible, and that can all too often allow tragedies to continue unchecked because the prospects of staring them in the face, and admitting that they're real is a little too real for comfort.
High on the list of things people prefer not to think about is sex trafficking. While it's not a wholly ignored concept, it exists more as an abstract concept exclusive to other countries or history, when in fact it's much more of a domestic issue than people care to realize. And since they don't care to realize it, it keeps trucking along in the shadows instead of being stopped cold.
So, tonight, why not shine a light into that dark space you've been avoiding?
Stop by the Boise State Special Events Center and catch a screening of Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth, in which five reporters cross the country in an RV investigating the prevalence of underage prostitution and sex slavery. What they find is sobering.
The screening is free and starts at 7 p.m.