As an International Studies major at Towson University, Aimee Ernstberger was aware that sex trafficking took place in other countries. What she didn’t know was how prevalent this issue is right in her own country; her own city. This all changed when Alicia McDowell, Executive Director of Araminta Freedom Initiative, came to speak to her anthropology class back in 2012.
Araminta is an organization in Maryland that seeks to engage in prevention, intervention and survivor services that bring healing and wholeness to trafficked individuals. They accomplish this through education and equipping others to recognize ways that the culture distorts human dignity and worth.
“This was one of the most eye-opening classes,” Aimee said.