AWARENESS to ACTION!
Community in Solidarity Against Human Trafficking
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
First Presbytarian Church
16 Hitt Street, Columbia
Free and open to the public (mature teens and adults)
Commemorating January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and Missouri Sex Trafficking Awareness Month.
What can each of us do to help prevent human exploitation happening right in our own community?
The Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition invites you to network, watch, learn, and listen. We hope you will be inspired to move from awareness to action.
The evening will begin with direct trade coffee, courtesy of Dunn Bros., and cookies, thanks to First Presbyterian Church women. The Global Market will showcase fair trade products, also available for purchase.
There will be an update on important anti-trafficking legislative activity happening at both the federal and state level.
The documentary “In Plain Sight” will be shown. It features six modern-day abolitionists as they fight sex trafficking in six US cities. Viewer’s eyes will be opened to what’s happening down the street “in plain sight” through engaging interviews with numerous survivors, and the hope that emerges in the midst of the darkness through compassionate aftercare.
We will end with a panel of speakers, including local survivor of human trafficking April Ogden-DeTienne, Southern Boone R-1 Superintendent Chris Felmlee who has implemented and advocated for human trafficking education in school districts, including for 6-12th grade students, and Mizzou IJM and CMSHTC volunteer Rachel Urban who will address the issue of the harmful affects of pornography.