Closer Look: Study Finds Human Trafficking Affects More Than Half of Atlanta’s Homeless Youth; The Mission of The Rolling Suitcase Project

Georgia State University sociology professor Eric Wright joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss a new study that tracks human trafficking and homeless youth.
Georgia State University sociology professor Eric Wright joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss a new study that tracks human trafficking and homeless youth.
Credit Grace Walker

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief with a rundown of local elections happening today.
  • 2:36: A new study from Georgia State University sheds light on the number of homeless Atlanta youth who have experienced human trafficking. In part, the research finds more than half of homeless youth in the metro area have been impacted by human trafficking. Georgia State University sociology professor Eric Wright joins “Closer Look” in the studio to share his research and policy recommendations.
  • 33:54: Carolyn Aidman, associate director of the Emory University Urban Health Initiative, and Rachel Reynolds, Atlanta Mission Communications manager, join “Closer Look” in the studio to discuss the Rolling Suitcase Project, which provides homeless youth and mothers with gently used luggage.
Brittany Prince Evans, program and research manager at the Urban Health Initiative at Emory University’s School of Medicine, Carolyn Aidman, associate director of the Emory University Urban Health Initiative, and Rachel Reynolds, Atlanta Mission Communications Manager, join “Closer Look” are leaders of the Rolling Suitcase Project, which provides homeless youth and mothers with gently used luggage. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.