Chapter Meeting Thursday November 14 Break the Chains: Ending Human Trafficking

human-trafficking-stop-itThe November 14 MFSA meeting will be Break the Chains: Ending Human Trafficking at UNIVERSITY UMC in Austin, 2409 Guadalupe, in collaboration with several organizations that focus on this issue.  Did you know that:

  • Trafficking in humans is SLAVERY.
  • As many as 20,000 persons are believed to be trafficked each year within the US borders. (Department of Justice)
  • Trafficking victims are men, women and children from all over the world.
  • Human trafficking is the 2nd most prevalent organized crime activity in the world just after drugs and tied with illegal arms trafficking.
  • Human trafficking is a $9.8 billion dollar industry in the U.S.

Join us as we explore the devastating statics about human trafficking and consider what we can do to help end it. A panel of leaders from local organizations with suggestions for ways individuals and organizations can help end this horrific practice includes the following:

  1. 1.    Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking Representatives:

Other members of the coalition can be found at http://www.ctcaht.org/

  1. 2.    Restore a Voice –  Larry Megason, Executive Director
  2. 3.    Against Cruel Trafficking – Lizzie Jesperson, President of UT student group
  3. 4.    International Justice Mission – Trevor Russo, President of UT student group  (invited )

Please join us for snacks and visiting at 6:30pm with the meeting to follow at 7:00pm. Parking: on Guadalupe just north of UUMC, LIMITED, please carpool, if possible. Hope to see you there!

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