- (PHOTO: In Plain Sight)
In "Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom" is a film seeking to raise awareness for the thousands of women and children who are forced into the commercial sex trade each year in the U.S., and the film will be executive produced and narrated by Natalie Grant.
Abolition International is supporting the cause with campaigns involving the documentary film, compilation worship album, and a 31 day devotional and group study guide coming in 2014.
"Most Americans are completely oblivious to the fact that thousands of women and children are enslaved within their own communities," said David Trotter, co-executive producer, in a press release. "This isn't limited to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York. We're talking about cities across America - from Sacramento to Dallas to Tampa - where the unthinkable is happening."
Organizers are looking to raise $75,000 through tax-deductible donations via Indiegogo.
Recently, Grant performed at the "Let Freedom Ring" ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. Martin Luther King.
Grant sang "I Love the Lord" on the very steps Dr. King gave his "I Have A Dream" speech. She was joined by speakers and performers that included President Barack Obama and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, Oprah Winfrey, LeAnn Rimes, BeBe Winans, Congressman John Lewis, Jamie Foxx, Forest Whitaker and more.
"My father wanted his 'I Have a Dream' speech to inspire us to celebrate our common humanity," said King Center C.E.O. Bernice A. King in a press release. "Together with people across America and the world, we will pause to affirm the unity of people of all races, religions and nations, celebrating the anniversary of my father's speech with moments of reverence, moments of introspection and moments of joy."
Grant will be releasing her new album, Hurricane, on Oct. 15.