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Human Trafficking

A CONVERSATION ABOUT SEX TRAFFICKING IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30, St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic Church

Human trafficking IS modern day slavery and it’s happening right here in OUR Communities.

Human Sex Trafficking is big business for organized crime and for local pimps. It’s one of those crimes that is hidden in plain sight – meaning, most of the victims go to school, church and live in stable homes. It`s hard to see they are even a victim. Research shows that the average age of recruitment into the commercial sex industry is 12-14 years old and that victims come from every race, ethnicity and socioeconomic background.

Come learn how youth and adults are being coerced into slavery, why they can’t see their way out, and how we can keep our families safe.

Keynote Speaker: Theresa Flores – Best-selling author of “The Slave Across the Street,” survivor of sex trafficking and nationally known advocate. Flores shares how she was enslaved at the age of 15 while living with unsuspecting parents in an upper middle-class suburb.

Local Perspective:
Brad Schimel Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge,
former Wisconsin Attorney General
Paul Farrow: Waukesha County Executive
Followed by a Panel of Experts

Human Trafficking Flyer

Goal

The human sex trafficking subcommittee helps inform parish members on human sex trafficking that occurs on a local/state and international level. The human sex trafficking subcommittee encourages parishioners to share information with others and to take actions to work against the spread of human sex trafficking in out area.  We need your help call Tom at 262-246-9327.

On-Going support

Gifts for the Journey sales of soaps and lotions to support Clare Community and the efforts of the Franciscan Peacemakers will take place before and after all masses on select weekends.  You can also order online by clicking the previous link to Gifts for the Journey.  Below is a homily from Deacon Steve Przedpelski the Executive Director of the Franciscan Peacemakers.

Activities

Monthly Meeting 6pm on the first Wednesday of the month at St James.

News

Demand fuels sex trafficking along I-41

Finding a second chance:  One woman’s sex trafficking ordeal

What can be done

Resources

Anti-Trafficking Coalition of Waukesha County (Facebook Page)

2017 State Report Cards

Wisconsin Anti-Human Trafficking Program

Shared Hope International

Exploit No More

In Our Backyard