Weekly Update: Rock the Park and Friday Street ̶D̶e̶m̶o̶n̶s̶t̶r̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ Celebration

We had a great week this week, thanks so much to everyone who came out and supported Clean Up Kennedy!

On Thursday we set up a booth at the 'Rock The Park' which is an event on the 1st Thursday of the month at Curtis Hixon Park. We talked to a lot of people who were very supportive of our cause. Many people still had no idea what was going on behind the blacked out windows of the many "massage" places on Kennedy. More and more people are telling us that they learned about the illicit massage business problem from recent local news broadcasts. Being visible and continuing to keep this issue in the news cycle is important to change the culture of apathy and permissiveness towards the exploitation of women in the Tampa Bay area.

We went into Friday with an updated description of Seven Star Spa on Google Maps, the hours now display "Permanently Closed" 

We had quite a number of citizens come to the demonstration to help celebrate the closer of one of the most prominent Illicit Massage Parlors on Kennedy. 

No one could drive past the former location of Seven Star Spa without learning that the establishment was no longer operating.

Channel 8 and Fox 13 sent reporters out and aired stories about us over the next few days, unfortunately I was not able to find the videos online. 

As promised there was cookie cake.

Facebook Live video from the event, featuring some comments from participants, a moment of silence for the individuals still trapped in trafficking situations and cutting of the cookie cake.

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