Sacred Colors


Peter Wege Auditorium

1130 Wealthy St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Starts: 6:00pm
Doors: 5:30PM
Duration: 3 hours

Wedgwood's Manasseh Project presents Sacred Colors, a screening of the 2007 documentary Very Young Girls that follows 13- and 14-year-old African-American girls as they are seduced, abused, and sold on New York's streets by pimps; while being treated as adult criminals by police.

Following the documentary will be a 'Blue Table Talk' discussion about the film, and the intersection of race, other factors, and human trafficking. The discussion, hosted by Wedgwood's Manasseh Project Coordinator, Nikeidra DeBarge will feature:

  • Tiffany Kelly - Survivor, Author
  • Marcela Moralez-Morris - Juvenile Probation/Girls Court Supervisor in the 17th Circuit Court Family Division
  • Tonisha Jones - Associate Professor & MCJ Graduate Program Director, School of Criminal Justice at Grand Valley State University

This event is FREE, but due to the mature themes covered at this event, Sacred Colors is for those over the age of 18.


Founded in 2012, Wedgwood’s Manasseh Project is an outreach ministry of Wedgwood Christian Services dedicated to ending the sexual exploitation of young men and young women in West Michigan. Through community education and collaboration, and Wedgwood's Manasseh Project Trauma Recovery Center, Wedgwood’s Manasseh Project provides support and specialized residential treatment services for victims of sex trafficking and empowers the people of West Michigan to #StopThisTraffic.

For 60 years, Wedgwood Christian Services has been dedicated to boldly taking on the toughest problems facing children and families through residential care, counseling services, and community programs. Our goal is to support and help restore the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual well-being of children, adults, and families in our community.