Human Trafficking Seminar Holds in St. Cloud

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women

This is an announcement of the Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW), United Methodist Women, Commission on Religion and Race (CORR) and Church in Society.

May 27, 2014

River’s Edge Convention Center

10 4th Ave., S.

St. Cloud, MN  56301

 

Tues., May 27, 2014

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$25 –  lunch included

 

Register & make payment through the MN Annual Conference UMC website.

 

This seminar will address justice issues, public policy, and advocacy.

It will help individuals and congregations:

 

  • Understand the many troublesome issues related to human trafficking and why MN is one of the top states for trafficking.
  • Identify ways in which congregations can keep vulnerable young people from becoming victims of human trafficking.
  • Understand the resources available to help victims escape trafficking & assist survivors of human trafficking.

 

This Human Trafficking Seminar is a collaborative effort of these MN Conferences commissions & organizations together with a Peace & Justice grant:

  • Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW)
  • United Methodist Women
  • Commission on Religion and Race (CORR)
  • Church in Society

 

Presenters:

 

Vednita Carter, Executive Director of Breaking Free, is a survivor of human trafficking.  She will tell of her experiences of going from a high school graduate planning for college—to becoming a victim of sex trafficking.  She was able to break free from that life, in part because of the help she received from many caring individuals, including the people of Camphor UMC.  She now is in the position of helping other victims of human trafficking to claim a better life.

 

Linda Miller is the Executive Director of Civil Society which she founded in 1996. Civil Society

is the Coalition Leader for the United States Department of Health and Human Services Rescue

and Restore Coalition for the State of Minnesota.  Ms. Miller has been an attorney for over 30 yrs. and has received many awards for her work in reaching out to victims. She writes and speaks nationally and

internationally about human trafficking and those who are the victims of child sex tourism.

 

For more information contact:

Faye Christensen, COSROW & UMW

fayechris@frontiernet.net     (218)768-4519

 

Photo Sources: 

United Methodist Women: http://www.otsegounitedmethodistchurch.com/UnitedMethodistWomen

Sisters With a Purpose: http://graceunitedmethodistofmonroe.com/united-methodist-women/

 

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