human trafficking event – follow up + resources

Thank you to those who came on Thursday…what an educational, eye-opening event it was!

We promised to post these websites for your reference:

Shared Hope

Health + Human Services

Polaris Project (specific to Idaho)

Polaris Project

International Justice Mission

Not For Sale

Department of Labor report on goods produced by child labor and forced labor today: http://www.dol.gov/ilab/programs/ocft/pdf/2010TVPRA.pdf

Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report: http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/tiprpt/

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JUSTICE SERIES NO. 2: Human Trafficking

We have been busy at work planning the next quarterly Trademark Justice Series event, and based on feedback from our last event on North Korea, which took place in March, we have decided to focus on the issue of Human Trafficking. We will discuss both how it applies both locally and throughout the region. We are working diligently on compiling a panel of experts on this topic–there will be a discussion forum followed by a question and answer session.

Who: A panel of experts from social service, law enforcement, and the faith community
What: Justice Series Event Number 2, on Human Trafficking (Due to the graphic nature of this topic, this may not be appropriate for younger audiences, we would rated it at about a “PG-13” level)
When: Thursday, June 23rd at 7 pm (this event will last approximately 1-1/2 hours)
Where: Trademark Church building at 1723 Eastman St. in Boise’s North End

Why Human Trafficking? When many of us hear this term, we are quick to think it is a problem that occurs outside of this country. However, did you know that this may be a problem in our own backyard?  According to Shared Hope, a non-profit organization:

• At least 100,000 children are used in prostitution every year in the United States.
• The average age of entry into prostitution is 13 years old.
• Prostituted girls are often controlled by a pimp who recruits them into sex trafficking
  by posing as a boyfriend, caretaker, and protector.

We encourage you to join us at this important upcoming event. As with all of our events, this is open to ALL. You DO NOT need to be a member of the church, or of any faith/religious background to attend.

Please invite your friends, family, and colleagues. If you would like to help us organize this event or have questions, please feel free to contact us.


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