A quiet group of Gillette residents settled inside of The Local coffeeshop in downtown Gillette Tuesday night.

Seated in front of them were Julie Coburn and Charlie Falkis, human trafficking survivors, and Terri Markham, the executive director of Uprising Wyoming, the anti-trafficking organization they are all a part of.

The quiet crowd became even more silent, as Coburn and Falkis unpacked their experiences from childhood to victimhood to escaping the exploitation they had fallen into.

Uprising Wyoming is a relatively young and growing organization that promotes human trafficking awareness and education. The group worked with the Gillette Police Department in September to host a two-day training session culminating in a sting operation where they found and caught sex buyers in town.


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