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For the first time ever, the United States was ranked in the 2010 Trafficking in Persons report. While many people remain unaware of the existence of modern day slavery, there are others fighting for abolition. In 2009, local Gainesville artist Sereen Gualtieri formed a coalition to raise awareness and funds for trafficking victims with the belief that art speaks louder than words. While most of the funds are raised by selling inspirational paintings, it is the coalition’s straightforward approach that is raising a more tangible awareness. Trafficking statistics are now being brought to reality with a life-size installation that simulates the living conditions of a child caught in sex slavery.