Mardi Gras Masquerade hosted by Kaya Jones (Pussycat Dolls). Featuring performances by Illusionist Ariann Black, Aerialist Delphine, Maria (Cirque Dreams), DJ Liz Clark, Violinist Lydia Ansel, Vocalist Nieve Malandra, the Rock Center Dancers and more (Pictured: Kaya Jones).
Stilt Walkers, Fortune Tellers and other performers will appear throughout the evening in this carnival style event, which features a Taste of New Orleans Dining Experience, Open Bar and Silent Auction.
Human trafficking happens all over the world. The statistics are alarming: According to the Polaris Project, as many as 27 million people worldwide are currently victims —1 million of which are sexually exploited children. Perpetrators have discovered that human trafficking is big business, generating up to $32 billion a year in profits a year. In May of 2013 The Metropolitan Police Department’s vice unit reported that 2,144 sex-trafficking victims under age 18 have been “rescued” in Las Vegas since 1994, an average of 126 per year. More than half (1,080) were from Nevada; 542 were from California and the rest came from other states.
Our mission is to help the community by providing resources needed to support, sustain and empower young girls and women, ages 25 and under, who have been abused, abandoned, and exploited. We also foster collaboration with other non-profits in the community who serve this population. Our intention is to become a resource center for other organizations with similar missions. We are hosting the Mardi Gras Masquerade in an effort to ‘unmask’ the trauma many girls and young women in our community are facing. We are also celebrating their strength, endurance and sheer will to survive.
Funds raised at this event will directly support at risk young woman within the Las Vegas community, by providing financial resources for B.E. A. S.H.E.R.O. Foundation’s infrastructure, which will be used to create educational & assistance programs.
WHERE: RAIN, inside Palms Casino, 4321 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103
WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2016, 6 p.m. to 10p.m.
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