November MFSA Chapter Meeting Summary

At our November MFSA Chapter meeting, Break the Chains: Ending Human Trafficking, a panel of leaders from local organizations shared suggestions for ways individuals and organizations can help end this horrific practice.  Our speakers included the following:

Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking Representativeshttp://www.ctcaht.org/;

Allies Against Slavery – John Nehme, CEO http://www.alliesagainstslavery.org/

Refugee Services of Texas – Kay Mailander

UT School of Social Work – Institute of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Dr. Bruce Kellison (also a member of University UMC)

Restore a Voice –  Larry Megason, Executive Director  http://restoreavoice.org/

Against Cruel Trafficking – Lizzie Jesperson, President of UT student group http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sa/vieworgs.php?org=5340

International Justice Mission – Trevor Russo, President of UT student group http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sa/vieworgs.php?org=5512

Among the suggestions for getting involved were prayers, monetary donations to any of these organizations, volunteering time, eating at Cabo Bob’s Burritos restaurant (2828 Rio Grande in Austin) on evenings when they share their profits with International Justice Mission, and supporting a refugee family or survivor this Christmas http://refugeeservicesoftexas.org/ways-to-help/.  Check out the websites and see how you can help.

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