Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery, and is the second largest criminal industry in the world after drug trade. According the U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2010, the number of adults and children currently in forced labor, bonded labor and forced prostitution is 12.3 million.
Susie Johnson, Women’s Division Washington Office of Public Policy says, “ Human trafficking is a crime. United Methodist Women from across the nation have joined this sacred mission by taking a stand to prevent, protect and prosecute those impacted by this trade in human beings that occurs everywhere in the world. Through education, partnership and action, United Methodist Women are working with faith representatives, elected officials and other community groups to build awareness and ignite flames of hope for those who are trafficked.”
The Northeast District United Methodist Women will be hosting a Human Trafficking Seminar on January 25, 2014, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 607 Airport Rd, Huntsville, AL 35802, from 9 a.m. til Noon.
Speakers include Pat McCay, Director Human Trafficking Task Force Madison County, Huntsville; Lacy Tolar, Executive Director of Rescue 1 in Nashville; and Tajuan McCarty, Executive Director of Wellhouse in Birmingham. The event has been classified as a PG-13. If parents have children that are mature enough and old enough to hear what will be said, they are welcome to attend the seminar.
There is no charge for the event. Three hours of CEU’s are available for Social Workers, Nurses and Ministers.
Childcare is available. Please contact event coordinator Kay West, firstname.lastname@example.org, to request childcare.