Dine Against Darkness is a limited-light dining experience and silent auction that seeks to “illuminate” child sex trafficking. The Hard Places Community, a Christian nonprofit founded by Mississippi native Alli Mellon, works in Cambodia to stop the child sex trade and bring restoration to its victims. The benefit includes dinner served in a limited-light environment, cash bar, live music and speakers who will tell you firsthand the powerful impact Hard Places is making.

Also, a memorial award will be given in honor of John Ingram, a Jacksonian who served with Hard Places and sought to spread awareness about their work.


When: November 8, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Hal & Mal’s, 200 Commerce St., Jackson

Cost: $75

Tickets/more info: thehardplaces.org/dine-darkness-jackson
(When you go to the ticketing page, enter a $75 donation and specify “DaD Jackson” under “Missionary Name or Ministry.”)