PAST EVENTS

DMST Working Group of NC

What: Monthly conference calls

When: the last Wednesday of each month; next one is June 29, 2011

Time: 11am – 12noon

Call in number: 218-339-2626

Enter access code: 815860

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-o0

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HHSRescue & Restore to Host WebEx Training -“Reducing Demand for Commercial Sex”

When: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

To register: click on the link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-np

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DMST Working Group of NC – Call In Conference

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Time: 11am – 12pm

Call in number: 218-339-2626

Enter Access Code: 815860

Call Focus: DMST Victims and the Juvenile Justice System

Speaker: Kelli Russell

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-kX

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ASHEVILLE

“Sex + Money” Film Showing

When: Saturday, September 15, 2012

Time: 6:30-9:00pm

Location: Seacoast Church, Asheville, 123 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Seacoast Church and On Eagles Wings Ministries will present Sex + Money. The film will be followed by a discussion led by OEWM founder Emily Fitchpatrick. This film is an incredible resource to learn and understand about domestic minor sex trafficking in the United States.

There will also be an opportunity to practically get involved with OEWM’s different projects.

Child care will be provided!

About the Film

“Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth is a documentary about domestic minor sex trafficking and the modern-day abolitionist movement fighting to stop it. Since September 2009, the crew has traveled to over 30 states and conducted more than 75 interviews with federal agents, victims, politicians, activists, psychologists, porn-stars, among others.”

Visit the link below to watch the trailer: http://wp.me/pikPQ-Ef

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Hannah at hannahshope@seacoast.org

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Nefarious Documentary

When: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Time: 7:00pm until 9:00pm

Where: Blue Ridge Vineyard Church, 501 Stone Ridge Blvd, Asheville 28804

Nefarious is an award-winning documentary viewable by screening only. This documentary thoroughly educates on the reality of sex trafficking. The team goes behind the scenes exposing the truth about sex trafficking globally and locally. No admission fee, childcare provided, parental supervision advised for youth 15 or under, due to challenging content.

The purpose of this documentary is to educate people locally about sex trafficking and to let people connect with The Hundred Movement. The Hundred Movement is forming a team inAshevillethat will support the work of The Hope House, train and educate, and also seek to raise up 100 other teams in 100 other cities.

To learn more check out: http://wp.me/pikPQ-AY

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Tears of Color Fund Raising Concert

When: Friday, August 26, 2011

Time: 8:00pm

Where: The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave., Asheville,NC28801 – 828-225-5851

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-pl

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BREVARD

Sex & Money Documentary

When: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Where: Brevard College, One Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC – Room MG125

Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth is a feature length documentary about domestic sex trafficking and the modern-day abolitionist movement fighting to stop it. The film follows the crew as they travel to over 30 states and conduct more than 75 interviews with federal agents, victims, politicians, activists, psychologists, porn stars, among others to understand how the sexual exploitation of children has become the nation’s fastest growing form of organized crime and what can be done to stop it.

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BURLINGTON

Why Support Fair Trade?

Come find out all about it.

When: Monday, November 14, 2011

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: Company shops (co-op),268 East Front St,Burlington,NC

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-wh

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CONCORD

Unmasked – Removing the mystery of Human Trafficking in the USA

When: Friday, November 9, 2012

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)

Where: Evangel Worship Center, 484 Cabarrus Ave W, Concord, NC 28027

Please join us for a night of worship, information, a viewing of Nefarious – a video about Human Trafficking, and an expo of local ministries that are fighting Sex Slavery. Come and learn about how God can use you to make a difference in a young girl’s life.

Link to register: http://wp.me/pikPQ-Ej

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Enthroned Youth Event

When: June 16, 2012

Time: 7:30 – 4:30pm (event starts at 9:00 but volunteers need to arrive at 7:30)

Where: Concord First Assembly, 280 Concord Pkwy South #85, Concord, NC 28025 – suit 5

This event is a one day self esteem building event that will focus on girls in group homes and at risk girls. We will have different break out sessions, beauty session, art session and will also be providing training on what Hunan Trafficking looks like and ways thy can avoid getting caught in the trap. We need volunteers to help in these areas.

Fundraising: we have a budget of about $1,000 any additional fundraising will go into planning other Enthroned Events. I would like to do 4 a year. We need volunteers who are willing to help plan and coordinate fundraisers such as Chili’s will provide 10% of profits for 1 night.

Donations of food and supplies: We are looking for two different venues to supply breakfast and lunch for about 50 youth girls and 25 volunteers; either at cost or free.

Set up/ tear down: working with our event coordinator on the set up and decoration and then the tear down.

Small group leaders: We need women who will be willing to be in a group of 5 girls as an assistant leader. They will help our team leader with the break outs and discussions.

Follow up: I would like this to be with the small group leaders, keep in contact with the girls and mentor them like a big sister role.

Strip club outreach: We go into the clubs monthly and bring in goodie bags with a hotline number for HT or DV. We need men who would be willing to sit outside in their car and watch for us. Then also people willing to collect items, or go in to the clubs. There is an application for this outreach.

Women’s conference: A faith based conference inCharlotte on Nov 9,10th. We will be having different booths that will promote ways to make a difference in Human Trafficking.

Our website is www.riseup52.com

Twitter is @riseup52

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CARRBORO

Showing of: Cargo – Innocence Lost

When: October 24, 2011

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Location: The Arts Center, 300-East Main Street, Carrboro,NC

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-v2

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CHAPEL HILL

The Freedom Drive

When: Monday, April 23rd to Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Where: University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Have a lot of stuff at the end of the school year? Can’t take it all with you? Join CarolinaAgainst Slavery and Trafficking in our campus-wide clothing drive!

We are collecting essential items for children that have been rescued from sex trafficking here in North Carolina. These girls, ages 12-17, will be receiving safe housing and counseling with a shelter in Durham through Transforming Hope Ministries.

We are accepting donations of gently used women’s and girls’ clothing and shoes, as well as gently used kitchen items and beauty supplies.

Drop off your donations in the designated drop-off box in the Student Union next to Alpine, and in boxes in the lobbies of Parker, Ehringhaus, Morrison, Manly, Aycock, and Cobb.
There will also be a box in the lobby of The Newman Center (218 Pittsboro Street).

Facebook link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-Bb

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A Week of Events at UNC

UNC IJM and the Carolina Women’s Center are partnering with CAST (Coalition Against Slavery and Trafficking) at UNC to dedicate a week in April towards educating the student body and local community about the issue of human trafficking.  The dates for our series of events are April 9th-April 12th, and here’s a link to our fb event -http://www.facebook.com/events/384837634874113/).

Monday, April 9th: Passive program in the Quad 10am – 2pm. There will be a large “chain” winding throughout the Quad representing the constraint of freedom these victims encounter daily. Representatives from differing organizations (CWC, CAST, and IJM) will have information on global human trafficking, current efforts to combat this injustice, ways to become an advocate, etc. to yield a more educated and aware population on the topic of human trafficking.

Tuesday, April 10th: Screening of “Stella’s Story” 7pm – 8pm at Nelson Mandela Auditorium;UNCGlobalEduCenter. Join us as we sponsor a narrative documentary about young women in the country ofMoldova who grew up as orphans at risk of becoming human trafficking victims. Produced by Amanda Newton, a senior at UNC Chapel Hill.

Wednesday, April 11th: “Human Trafficking 101 Teach-in” 3pm – 4:30pm at Anne Queen Lounge in the Campus Y, UNC campus. Come join us as we dedicate time to educate ourselves and others on what the term “human trafficking” means, its domestic and international prevalence, current efforts to eradicate it, and how you can become an advocate. Educational presentation from 3pm – 4pm with a 30 min Q&A session on issues of human trafficking with a panel of local experts from 4pm – 4:30pm.

Thursday, April 12th: “Just Music” 9:30pm – 11:30pm at Mrs.D’s House at206 Cameron Avenue,Chapel Hill,NC. Join us for a fun, outside concert with local musicians as we fund-raise for the International Justice Mission, ahuman rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression worldwide. Admission is free (although  donations are encouraged), and a delicious array of donated food and drink from local vendors will be offered.

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Carolina against Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) presents: Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth

When: Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Where: UNC-CH Union Auditorium

Screening and panel discussion to follow.

Sex + Money is a documentary about domestic minor sex trafficking and the modern-day abolitionist movement fighting to stop it. Since September, 2009, this crew traveled across the U.S. to conduct interviews with federal agents, victims, politicians, activists, and more. This documentary explores this epidemic as it hits home within the United States.

For more information, contact Stephen Bishop sabishop91@gmail.com | 919-923-4977 or Caitlyn Dixonchdixon04@gmail.com.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-vv

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Visualizing Human Rights Conference

When: Saturday, November 5, 2011

The free, all-day event features Dick Gordon’s The Story interviewing a Libyan-American political prisoner; spoken word performances by Poetic Portraits of a Revolution including members of Sacrificial Poets; artwork and talks by community and
student artists; discussion with a Tunisian youth activist; West African music and dance with Senegalese musician Diali Cissokho; and lunch from Vimala’s Curryblossom Café. Come as you are and join us for all or part of the day.

Tickets are free, but you must RSVP!

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-vx. Questions? Email: vhr@unc.edu

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Chapel Hill 3rd Annual SCTNow Walk

Date: September 24, 2011

Location: The Forest Theater, UNCChapel Hill

Start Time: 10:00am

Registration Fee: FREE (Suggested Fundraising Minimum $100)

Itinerary

09:00am – Walker Registration Begins

10:00am – Pre-walk Rally

10:25am – Walk Starts

11:15am – Post Walk Activities

11:45am – Close of Event

Questions? Please contact your Community Ambassador at ChapelHill@sctnow.org

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-t3

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Screening of the Movie “Trade”

When: September 7, 2011

Time: 6:45pm

Location: Varsity Theatre on Franklin St in Chapel Hill

There will be a screening of the movie “Trade”. Donations of $10 will be accepted to get in the door. These and any other proceeds collected that night will go toward the purchase of THM’s first safe home called Emma’s Home. We are partnering with Love Chapel Hill for this event and we will be doing a discussion group at McAllister’s Deli on September 9th at 7pm as a follow-up to this movie. We are making up small bags of info and coupons from local businesses so if you know anyone who would be interested in giving us some coupons, please contact Abbi Tenaglia at (919) 943-1477.

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Research presentation at UNC- Chapel Hill

When: August 15, 2011

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Where: UNC-Chapel Hill, Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Dr. Jeff Gulati, professor of political science at Bentley University in Massachusetts, will give a presentation about his recent research assessing policy initiatives
and programs on human trafficking and their implications for Massachusetts. The executive summary of the research is linked in case you are interested in taking a look at it.

Link: Executive Summary August 15th Presentation

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WILPF Works To End War / Triennial Congress

When: June 1 – 5, 2011

Where: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

~There will be a screening of The Whistleblower during this event.~

Registration: must be RECEIVED in the WILPF office by May 1, 2011.  A late registration fee of $25.00 must accompany all registration forms received after May 1.

For full details, please visit: wilpf/2011CongressInfo and wilpf/2011USWILPFTriennialCongress

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The UNC campus has declared weather condition 2 today January 11, 2011. Classes resume at 11am. The demonstration on campus with UNC CAST has been postponed until Wednesday January 12th from 11am-1pm. Attendees should meet in the Student Union at 10:45 am on Wednesday January 12th, 2011.

This does NOT affect the documentary screening scheduled for January 11th, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at UNC-Chapel Hill. The screening IS STILL SCHEDULED.  Any questions, email ncstophumantrafficking@gmail.com

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Tuesday January 11th, 2011 –UNC Chapel Hill – WEAR SOMETHING WHITE – POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY JANUARY 12th

WEATHER ADVISORY: UPDATED INFORMATION – JANUARY 11th, 2011

Chapel Hill – The UNC campus has declared weather condition 2 today, January 11, 2011. Classes resume at 11am. The demonstration on campus with UNC CAST has been postponed until Wednesday January 12th from 11am-1pm. Attendees should meet in the Student Union at 10:45 am on Wednesday January 12th, 2011.

This does NOT affect the documentary screening scheduled for January 11th, 2011 at UNC-Chapel Hill. The screening IS STILL SCHEDULED.  Any questions, email ncstophumantrafficking@gmail.com

Demonstration in the Student Union – Wednesday January 12th, 2011

11am to 1pm

UNC student organization CAST – Coalition Against Slavery and Trafficking – will be demonstrating on campus with a long paper chain signifying the people in slavery around the world. NC Stop Human Trafficking members will be joining them. Information will be passed out about the issue . White ribbons will be passed out and pictures taken for the United As One campaign with over 35 other states and 5 countries.  For more information, contact ncstophumantrafficking@gmail.com

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Tuesday January 11th, 2011 – UNC- Chapel Hill – WEAR SOMETHING WHITE – NOT AFFECTED BY WEATHER – WE WILL HAVE THIS SCREENING

Human Trafficking: Slavery Still Exists
Documentary Screening: Cargo: Innocence Lost
Tuesday January 11th, 2011
UNC -Chapel Hill School of Social Work
Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building Auditorium
6:30pm – 8:30pm
cost: free

Event Summary:
A compelling documentary, Cargo: Innocence Lost, unveils the dark underworld of sex trafficking through compelling interviews with some of the country’s top officials on the subject, victims’ advocates and victims themselves, who were rescued in Texas. Award-winning director and writer, Michael Cory Davis (Svetlana’s Journey, Hollywood Film Festival 2005 winner, best short), makes his second directorial foray into this must-see, thought-provoking film that is interwoven with a raw, intense narrative based on numerous true stories from victims of the sex trade.

Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. There are an estimated 27 million slaves in the world today. The US Department of Justice estimates 14,500 to 17,500 foreign born victims are trafficked into the United States each year while 300,000 American children are at risk for human trafficking here in the United States every year.

Information on the $32 Billion human trafficking industry will be presented as well as information on how to get involved.

Directions and parking instructions can be found here: http://ssw.unc.edu/about/directions

Presented by NC Stop Human Trafficking – http://ncstophumantrafficking.wordpress.com

For more information or to RSVP, contact: ncstophumantrafficking@gmail.com

Many thanks to the UNC School of Social Work for allowing us to screen the documentary.

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CHARLOTTE

Human Trafficking Awareness Event

What: Screening of FREEDOM: Indifference Is Not An Option

When: October 24, 2012

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Where: CrossWay Community Church, 6400 Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte, NC 28269

Who: Featuring speakers Neet (Antonia Childs) of Neet’s Sweets, a human trafficking survivor, and Mark Blackwell of Justice Ministries in Charlotte.

For more information you can email Sarah Parks at theparks8@gmail.com or Kathryn Flanigan at kathryn.flanigan@gmail.com.

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“Nefarious: Merchant of Souls” – Charlotte Screening

When: October 24, 2012

Time: 7:30pm

Where: UNC Charlotte in the College of Health and Human Services building, room 155.

Triad Ladder of Hope – Charlotte chapter has set up a showing of the movie “Nefarious: Merchant of Souls.” This documentary was produced by Exodus Cry, a faith-based non-profit that fights against slavery, with a focus on sex trafficking. You can see a trailer of the movie at their website: http://nefariousdocumentary.com/.

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I Spy: Trafficking from Bangkok to Charlotte

When: August 31, 2012

Time: 7:30 – 9:30pm

Where: Warehouse 242 Coffee Room / Gallery, 2307 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208

“You are invited to get a glimpse of the sex-trade abroad and hear from a survivor who was trafficked in the QueenCity…and learn about opportunities to help make a difference.”

~ Desserts Provided by Neet’s Sweets ~

RSVP: Tamara Park – Phone: (704) 562-0781 – email: tamarapark@mac.com

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-E1

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Pre-DNC Restore Freedom Rally

Organizations from across North   Carolina are joining the fight against human trafficking and, now, so can you! Join us this weekend – Saturday, August 25 – for a unique opportunity to meet everyday heroes throughout the state who have dedicated their lives to restoring freedom for all!

The Democratic National Convention will bring thousands of visitors to Charlotte and, therefore, will be a magnet for sex trafficking. Don’t be mistaken; this is happening in your community – along with other forms of human trafficking. The goal of NC Stop Human Trafficking is to raise awareness, educate the public, and inspire action. Don’t miss your chance in making a difference in your community and, potentially, saving lives. Take action now by reserving your spot today for the Pre-DNC Restore Freedom Rally: www.restorefreedom.eventbrite.com.

Your transforming experience at the Pre-DNC Restore Freedom Rally will begin with a warm cup of fair trade coffee that you can enjoy as you tour the world of modern day slavery through multiple displays/activities and speak with advocates/survivors, and will end with you leaving as a modern day abolitionist equipped to stand up for freedom – a human right that 27 million people in the world don’t have.

Pre-DNC Restore Freedom Rally
Saturday, August 25, 2012
10 am – 3 pm
Good Shepherd Church
11130 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC

Are you an organization that would like a booth at this event? If so, please register here by Wednesday (limited spots available). Join us after the Rally from 5 – 8 pm for a statewide meeting to discuss campaign plans for Prevention, Advocacy, Victim Services, and Education/Awareness efforts in the coming year and beyond. In addition, there will be a lobbyist from the Christian Action League to discuss how to lobby in NC and to help us begin a comprehensive legislative framework that we will refine through monthly conference calls up until January 2013.

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Children’s Clothes & School Supply Collection

Rise Up Friends & Volunteers,

We are excited that plans are underway for our next event.  We will be holding a Back to School Bash for at-risk families in the Charlotte area.  We are in need of new or gently used children’s clothes and school supplies.  The event is on Sunday, August 26th so we’d like to have donated items by Tuesday, August 14th.  Please contact me at riseup52@yahoo.com when you have your items ready to make arrangements for drop off or pick up.  We greatly appreciate your prayers for the ministries of Rise Up.

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Breaking the Chains – Charlotte Human Trafficking Conference

We are fortunate to have international experts and a local survivor of human trafficking at our upcoming Human Trafficking Conference and need your help inviting North Carolina legislators to this informative event.  There are 21 slots still open for legislators and so we will target representatives and senators from these counties:  Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union, Gaston, Lincoln, and Iredell.  If you are a resident of one of these counties, please contact your legislators and encourage them to register and attend.  The details and a link to the flyer are below. (FYI – Community slots are full)

When: Tuesday, August 21st 8:30-3:30

Where: Good Shepherd United MethodistChurch, 13110 Moss Road, Charlotte NC 28273

FREE Multidisciplinary Training For:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Medical, Mental Health, and Social Workers (CEUs pending)
  • Lawmakers and Policy-Makers
  • Community Advocates

Hear From a Local Survivor of Human Trafficking and International Experts From:

  • Polaris Project
  • Shared Hope International

Space is Limited. Lunch will be provided.

Register Online at: tinyurl.com/CLT-Task-Force-Training.

Link to Flyer: “Breaking The Chains” Flyer

To find out how to contact your legislator: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/representation/WhoRepresentsMe.html

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Change Purse Party

When: June 21, 2012

Time:  7:00pm – 10:00pm (may come and go at any point during those hours)

Where:1201 E. 35th Street, Charlotte, NC  28205

Change Purse is a 501 (c)(3) organization that collects donated purses and sells them via online sales, home parties, and large and small group events. 100% of the proceeds from these events are given to faith-based organizations that work directly with potential and rescued victims, as well as survivors, of sex trafficking.

Sales from this party will direct benefit a local survivor, as well as support Fields of Hope, a project of On Eagles Wings Ministries.

Visit: http://wp.me/pikPQ-Cf.

RSVP on Facebook: facebook.com/Changepurse

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Soul 139 at Hope Haven

When: Saturday, June 9, 2012

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Where: Hope Haven, 3815 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206

~ Semi-Formal (Cocktail) dress code.

~ Hosts: Tonia Bendickson & Brooke Thomas.

~ DJ: Nate Wilkins

~ Surprise artists performing opening song!

~ TICKET PRICE (Includes dinner and non alcoholic drinks)

~ Silent Auction

All event proceeds go to Soul 139

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-Ch

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Compassion To Act

When: May 11, 2012

Time: 7 pm (Action Expo begins at 5pm)

Where: Elevation Church, 8835 Blakeney Professional Drive, Charlotte, NC  28277

Speaker: Ellie Collins, a human trafficked survivor.

Join us for an evening of worship, inspiration and action. A life-changing event you will not want to miss! Ellie is not just a survivor, but she is living a full life of freedom from her past! Come learn how she did it!

Link for full details of event: http://wp.me/pikPQ-BC

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Volunteer Training

When: Saturday, April 21, 2012

Time: 10am-2pm

Where:Concord First Assembly

Save Saturday April 21st for the first in the 4 part volunteer training. We are waiting on confirmation for dates after the 21st. If you are interested in this training, send an email to our new assistants at staff.ncstop@gmail.com. If you are interested in this training inRaleigh,Fayetteville orWilmington, please also send an email and let us know your availability.

Facebook Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-Bd

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Pure Religion 5K

When: March 24, 2012

Where: Central Church of God, 5301 Sardis Road, Charlotte, NC  28270; (704) 364-5003

Central Churchof God in Charlotte will be hosting a 5K for the community to help “stamp out human trafficking!”  Adults can register online at: www.centralchurchofgod.org/adults for $20 and kids and teens (17 and under) can register here: www.centralchurchofgod.org/17 and under for $10. Hope you all can come help us stamp out human trafficking!

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NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY KICKS OFF WITH PRESS CONFERENCE

When: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Time: The press conference will begin at 12:15 p.m.

Location:Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center lobby,600 East Fourth St, Charlotte, NC 28202

On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the Charlotte Human Trafficking Task Force will hold a local press conference to help raise community awareness regarding various issues related to human trafficking. The press conference is open to the public. The goal is to raise community awareness for issues related to human trafficking.

Parking is available in the Davidson Street parking deck between Third and Fourth Streets. Hourly and daily rates do apply.

For a list list of speakers and topics: http://wp.me/pikPQ-yC

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Charlotte NC Stop Awareness Day Event!

What: Film screening of Very Young Girls followed by speaking panel

When: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 5:30-8:30 pm

Where: “After Hours” room in the Cone University Center at UNC Charlotte

Details:  Light refreshments will be served.  Speakers include Charity Magnuson, Emily Fitchpatrick, Sandra Johnson, Antonia “Neet” Childs, Juanita Miller, and Ruth Santana.  See attached flyer for details!  Visitor parking in Cone Deck 1 or 2 on campus.  Map attached.

This will be a great event, so if you are in town, please join us, and please pass this information on to everyone you know!

Links: NC Stop Awareness Day Flyer 2012; UNCC Campus Map; On Eagles Wings Ministry

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UNFILTERED: Designing A Voice For Charlotte

When: November 21, 2011

Time: 5 – 7pm

Where: UNCCharlotte (Rowe building)

There will be a graphic design exhibit at UNC Charlotte (Rowe building). The subject matter is aboutCharlottecommunities and a particular project deals with the human trafficking victims and bringing awareness to this issue. There will be free food as well!

The exhibit will be open until December 1st; closed for Thanksgiving.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-xk

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Come Out. Rise Up. Join the Movement!

Conference for Human Rights

When: November 4 – 6, 2011

Where: Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel, 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, NC  28208

The last day to register online is Monday, October 31, 2011.

Details: http://wp.me/pikPQ-uj

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An Introduction To Modern-Day Human Trafficking

When: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Time: 9 am – 1:15 pm

Location: Airport Training Center, Building K,Charlotte,NC

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-qD

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Creation Sings Tour/Benefit Concert

When: Wed. July 20, 2011

Time: Doors open at 7:30 pm

Where: Crosspoint Church, 9116 University City BLVD, Charlotte, NC – directly across from UNCC

The Jordan Connell Band will be playing – 10% of proceeds go back to NC Stop Human Trafficking

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-qa

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What Is Human Trafficking And How Can We Make A Difference?

Location:   C. N. Jenkins Presbyterian Church, 1421 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC

Sponsored by the Mission and Outreach Creative Team of the Presbytery of Charlotte

Friday, May 6th, 2011 – Local Human Trafficking Task force

8:00 a.m. Registration  /   9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.- Program

Presentations will consist of:

  • What is Human Trafficking? Human Trafficking vs Smuggling – International Sex & Labor Trafficking
  • Domestic Sex & Labor Trafficking – Child Exploitation in U.S.
  • Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking
  • Working with Child Victims
  • Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
  • Resources & Ways the Church can help…

Saturday, May 7th, 2011 – NC Human Trafficking Task Force

8:00 a.m. Registration  /  9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Program

Presentations will consist of:

  • 2nd Day will include tangible/hands-on approach on how to be involved….

LUNCH PROVIDED (donations accepted)

Please register by contacting Debbie Wilkinson – Presbytery of Charlotte

debbie.wilkinson@presbyofcharlotte.org or 980-207-5217 (need your name, phone and e-mail)

DEADLINE for Registration…. Friday, April 29th

Details: May 6th and 7th Agenda

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Stop Human Trafficking and Its Impact On The Charlotte Community

When: May 7, 2011

Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm

Location: Hawthorne High School, 1411 Hawthorne Ln, Charlotte, NC

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-gy

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Jennifer Roberts Volleyball Challenge – To benefit the Shelter for Battered Women

When: Saturday, May 14, 2011

Time: 7:30am – 3:00pm

Location: Irwin Belk Complex, on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University overlooking downtown Charlotte, NC

Register by Noon, May 13, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-gK

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What: Breakfast & Spring Market

Date: May 14, 2011

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Arlington Baptist Church, 9801 Arlington Church Road, Charlotte, NC

Join us as we discuss the growing issue of human trafficking and slavery within the United Statesand abroad.  RSVP for breakfast by May 9, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-ft

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Best Practices in Child Maltreatment Investigations

When: Friday, April 29, 2011

Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and Fire Training Academy

The Youth Crimes Unit of the Special Victims Division will host a four hour block of instruction.

Presenters from the District Attorney’s Office, Department of Social Services, Pat’sPlaceChildAdvocacyCenter, Police Attorney’s Office, and Youth Crimes will speak on the investigations of sex and physical abuse from the preliminary response to prosecution.  This training is free and open to all who investigate child maltreatment including law enforcement, social services, and child victim advocates.  Please email Monica Price at mprice1@cmpd.org if you are interested in attending.

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Charlotte INTERVENE Training

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Time: 1 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office – Stancil Conference Center – 801 East 4th Street. There is parking on 4th Street in parking deck. Stancil Conference Center is marked by sign.

Registration Details: We can only hold up to 45 people in this location. There is no charge for this training. Deadline to register is April 11, 2011. To register, please send your name, agency name, your title, phone, and email to Emily Fitchpatrick at info@oewm.net

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High Heels in Action 5k

When: Saturday, April 9, 2011

Time: Walk begins at 9:00 am in Church parking lot

Where: Central Church of God, 5301 Sardis Road, Charlotte, NC

Proceeds help stamp out human trafficking

Registration / donation link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-eP

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Charlotte AHEC Training: An Introduction To Modern-Day Human Trafficking

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM

Location: Airport Training Center, Building K – Charlotte, NC

In this seminar, you will acquire a foundational understanding of modern-day human trafficking, including both labor and sexual exploitation.

http://wp.me/pikPQ-bT

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Am I My Sister’s Keeper Event

When: Saturday, March 26, 2011

Where: St. John’s Baptist Church , Broach Hall, 300 Hawthorne Lane

Time: 10:00 to 11:30am

Tickets: Donation of an item needed by these agencies to help with their ministries

There will be coffee and light refreshments

Hear representatives from:

  • Gang of One – Fran Cook – young women and gangs in Charlotte
  • United Family Services – Shelter for Battered Women – Joey Honeycutt
  • NC STOP Human Trafficking – Charity Magnuson
  • Women in Transition – Ligia Mason
  • Dress for Success Charlotte – Susan McDonough

Your ticket to this event will be a donation of an item needed by these agencies to help with their ministries.

Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Water bottles, Tissues, Deodorant, Feminine hygiene products, Hair ties, New cotton thermal blanket set, New twin or queen sheet sets, Unlined paper, Pens, New towel sets, Washcloths, Slippers,  Combs, Journals/notebook paper, Fuel cards, Public transportation passes, Interview appropriate accessories or clothing.  VERY URGENT NEEDS: WAL-MART OR TARGET GIFT CARDS, TOOTHPASTE & TOOTHBRUSHES, New twin or queen MATTRESS PADS

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WEATHER ADVISORY: UPDATED INFORMATION – JANUARY 11th, 2011

Charlotte- The press conference scheduled for January 11th in Charlotte has been cancelled due to inclement weather. It may be rescheduled. Reschedule dates will be posted on this website as they become available. The emergency bag drive is still in effect throughout January 2011. A list of designated drop-off locations, as well as list of suggested items for donations can be found at www.charlottehumantrafficking.org. Please wear something white today and email pictures with your name, city and state to ncstoppictures@gmail.com. This cancellation does not effect the documentary screening on Monday January 17th in Charlotte.

Tuesday January 11th, 2011 – Charlotte, NC – WEAR SOMETHING WHITE

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Monday January 17th,  2011- Charlotte, NC – WEAR SOMETHING WHITE

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Human Trafficking: Slavery Still Exists
Documentary Screening: Cargo: Innocence Lost
Monday January 17th, 2011, Dharma Lounge, 1440 South Tryon Street, Suite 105, Charlotte, NC 28203
6:30pm – 8:30pm
cost: free

Sponsored by Dharma Lounge, Charlotte – http://www.dharmacharlotte.com/index.html

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CONCORD

Unmasked – Removing the mystery of Human Trafficking in the USA

When: Friday, November 9, 2012

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)

Where: Evangel Worship Center, 484 Cabarrus Ave W, Concord, NC 28027

Please join us for a night of worship, information, a viewing of Nefarious – a video about Human Trafficking, and an expo of local ministries that are fighting Sex Slavery. Come and learn about how God can use you to make a difference in a young girl’s life.

Link to register: http://wp.me/pikPQ-Ej

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Enthroned Yard Sale Fundraiser

When: May 12, 2012

Time: 8am – 1pm

Where: 1470 Kindred Circle NW, Concord, NC  28027

Clean out your closests….your “junk” could help save a girl from Human Trafficking!

We are also in need of some items for the event:

75 journals, 100 pins, 75 gift bags, beauty items to put in the bags, and candy for the snack bowls.

Also, if anyone has any restaurant connections we would love that! We are providing breakfast and lunch for about 100 and are looking for a good deal!!!!

Thank you so much!

Aimee Johnson

Director of Rise Up Ministries

www.riseup52.com

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“Hands That Heal” Training Seminar

When: November 4 & 5, 2011

Time: 9am – 4pm

Where: CFA Church, 280 Concord Pkwy,Concord, NC28027 | (704) 793-4740

Purpose: Awareness, information, training

For more information, contact: gtowers@cfachurch.com

Registration: http://wp.me/pikPQ-vz

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“Hands That Heal” Training Seminar – July 15 & 16, 2011

Hands That Heal

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CONOVER

7th Annual Sexual Assault Response Team Conference

Hosted by the Rape Crisis Center of Catawba County

When: June 29, 2011

Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Where: Tri-City Baptist Church, 1409 NC Hwy 16 North, Conover, NC  28613 – (828)465-6644

Purpose: To enhance working relationships and delivery of services to sexual assault survivors and to educate the professionals in our community about the issues revolving around sexual violence.

Registration: Cost for registering – see brochure for more information.

Links: Conference Details and Conference Online Registration form

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CLAYTON

Benefit Concert for Hope House

When: January 20, 2012

Time: Doors open at 7PM

Cost: $10

Where:Hocutt Baptist Church, 314 W. Horne St. Clayton, NC  27520

Concert and raffle with all proceeds to benefit the Hope House in Asheville, NC as part of an outstanding youth’s senior project Operation Restoration. Bands include Attalus, Set Apart, and Sent By Ravens.

For more information about the concert and Operation Restoration check out: http://wp.me/pikPQ-yx

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DURHAM

Transforming Hope Ministries’ Men’s Charity Poker Night

When: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: Full Steam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC

Cost: $50
Transforming Hope has just opened our first safe home for girls who have been rescued from human trafficking in North   Carolina. We need your partnership to make this home a success!  Register Here

Contact: Abbi Tenaglia with Transforming Hope Ministries at (919)943-1477 or info@transforminghopeministries.org.

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Get Involved With Transforming Hope
When: August 30, 2012
Time: 7pm
Where: John O’Daniel Exchange at 801 Gilbert St., Durham, 27701
Come to the door inside the gated parking lot.

We all have different gifts and abilities. To find how to use yours to join in the fight against slavery, join us on the 30th. In the meantime, please visit our website at www.transforminghopeministries.org to complete the volunteer application.

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Human Trafficking – A Call to Action

When: January 20 and 21, 2012

Times: 8am-5pm on the 20th and 8am-11:30am on the 21st.

Host location: TheSummit Church, 2415-107 Presidential Drive, Durham, NC27703

The Salvation Army is sponsoring an awareness and training event Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 in response to National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness on January 11th.  There is no cost to attend, if people are interested in buying lunch it will be $6. We will be mailing out a registration form soon with the finalized topics. The training will provide Human Trafficking 101 and other workshops that give a more in-depth look into the different issues around trafficking. Contact: Partners Against Trafficking of Humans in NC pathnc@mindspring.com, or www.keepthebellringing.org for more information.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-ys; Registration form

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Free Wine Tasting and an Art Sale

When: December 17, 2011

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Where: Brandy Wine Cellars at Southpoint,6905 Fayetteville Rd # 101, Durham, NC 27713

Join us for a free wine tasting and an art sale with all proceeds from the sale of the art going towards Transforming Hope’s first safe home. We’ll also have some light appetizers. We currently need local artists to donate artwork for this event as well. Please email events@transforminghopeministries.org for more information.

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Free Nonprofit Workshop – The ABC’s of Volunteer Management

When: Saturday, November 5, 2011

Time: 9:30 AM

Where: Whiting CJ Building, 1801 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC

The workshop is an opportunity to network and explore the roles of volunteers in nonprofit organizations and social enterprises

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-vC

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Reducing Harm & Building Communities: Addressing Drug Use in the South

When: September 8 & 9, 2011

Where: RTI International, 3040 East Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC  27709

For conference schedule, registration and payment details go to: http://wp.me/pikPQ-rk

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Reflect and Respond: Human Trafficking in the Triangle

When: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Time: 9am to 11am

Where: The Church of the Good Shepherd, 3741 Garrett Road, Durham,NC

Join us as we hear from those working to put an end to human trafficking in our community and learn more about this issue. Following this discussion will be time for silent reflection or prayer as we respond to this injustice.

Link: www.facebook.com/pages/World-Relief-Durham

Or click on the events tab at http://wp.me/pikPQ-qr

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What: Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church  Community Festival

What: 2011 Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church (EMBC) Community Festival
Date: Sat., May 21, 2011
Time: 10AM-4PM
Location: EMBC, 2200 South Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27707
Learn more about our local community’s needs with community leaders, families, and EMBC at EMBC’s Community Festival! Enjoy vendors, food, games, and exercise as you learn. Free clothing and food will be given away to those in need.
You may order T-shirts to support this worthwhile Community Festival in most sizes for $10-$12.50 until May 1, 2011. Call 919-596-2131 to contact Sis. Nelson or a member of the EverReady Ministry for more details.
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Calvary Baptist Church Health Fair

When: April 30, 2011

Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: Calvary Baptist Church, 1204 Lynn Rd, Durham, NC

Information about Human Trafficking will be provided at upcoming community health fair in Durham, NC

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Third Annual 5K Walk/Run To Raise Funds For The UN Trust Fund

When: Sunday, April 17, 2011

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Durham, NC – Al Buehler Cross Country Trail parking lot just off Cameron Blvd. near the Washington and Duke Inn (click here for the map)

Fee: $20 per walker of 12+ years, $10 for the second walker

You can register online or by mail using the “UN Women USNC 2011 Walk Registration Durham” form listed at the bottom of the website.  For more information go to: http://wp.me/pikPQ-eT

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FAYETTEVILLE

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking – “It’s Happening to a Girl Near You”

Event is free, but registration is required!

NCCASA is excited to present a symposium on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking on November 1, 2012 in Fayetteville, NC.

Workshops will include:
· Youth in Crisis: The Impact of Trauma on Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Youth
· Media Literacy and the Commercialization of Childhood
· The Faith Community’s Response to Sex Trafficking
· It’s More Than Just Rescuing: A Collaborative Approach to Working with Trafficked Youth
· Understanding the Lifestyle, Language, and Pimp Culture
· Investigating Human Trafficking Cases—Missing, Runaway, and Trafficked Youth
· A District Attorney’s Perspective: Prosecuting Sex Trafficking Cases
· Working Towards Building A Successful Case: What Prosecutors Need and Law Enforcement Can Do
· Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking from a Survivor’s Perspective

The symposium agenda, registration and vendor forms are attached below. Please email Kiricka Yarbough Smith at kiricka@nccasa.org if you have any additional questions. You can also download the registration form and vendor information at www.nccasa.org.

Link: Schedule and Registration Form

Link: Vendor Registration

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Volunteer Training Opportunity

We just received confirmation for training in August in Fayetteville! Training will be held at:

Manna Church 5117 Cliffdale Road Fayetteville, NC 28314

This training will prepare you to identify the issues regarding human trafficking, dispel common myths, raise awareness in your community and ultimately to reach out to survivors. The trainings consist of four separate, four-hour trainings presented as a two-part series on August 4 and August 11, 8:30am – 5:30pm both days.

Saturday 1: Human Trafficking 101 & 201

- Identifying the issues – Providing advocacy tools.

Saturday 2: Human Trafficking 301 & 401

- Efforts to combat trafficking locally and globally – Prepare you to reach out to vulnerable populations and survivors in your community

Please RSVP to staff.ncstop@gmail.com by July 28. A minimum of 10 people are needed in order to host the trainings.

Due to the expense of these trainings, we ask that you please pay the $15/session fee online ONE WEEK in advance at http://tinyurl.com/paypal-donate-ncstop. A total payment of $30 can be made at one time, or two $15 payments per week.

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Stop Child Trafficking Now – Fayetteville Walk/Run 2011

When: October 2, 2011

Start Time: 2:00pm

Where: Festival Park/Downtown Fayetteville, NC

Join thousands of individuals in 35 cities nationwide as we walk/run this October to stop the most heinous crime of our day – child sex slavery. By walking or running, YOU can help bring an end to slavery in our cities and in our nation once and for all! It is simple to
register and raise funds! 100% of funds raised will directly support our mission to stop the demand for child trafficking. Contact your Community Ambassador at Fayetteville@sctnow.org, or call our National Office at 212-333-SCTN (7286).

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-qN

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Fair Traders at Umbrella Market!

When: Wednesdays thru September

Time: 5-8pm

Where: Five Points Plaza (Corner of Evans and 5th, Greenville, NC)

*Fair Traders* is a project of ENC Stop Human Trafficking. Sales from *Fair Trade* products support human trafficking survivors, people vulnerable to being trafficked, and local Human Trafficking education efforts. Shopping you can feel good about!

More information: http://wp.me/pikPQ-qp

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Hair & Runway Fashion Show – Awareness & Fund Raiser

When: August 13, 2011

Time: 7:00pm

Location: REJOICE! Studio at Tallywood Shopping Ctr, Raeford Rd, #223, Fayetteville, NC

IN NEED OF SPONSORS FOR EVENT: Sponsors Needed details

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-gE

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Forum on sex trafficking set for Methodist University

When: April 8, 2011

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: Methodist University, Medical Lecture Hall at 5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC

Description: The forum will feature a documentary, “Playground: Child Sex Trafficking in America,” as well as a panel discussion about domestic child sex trafficking

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-eL

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GREENSBORO

Triad Ladder of Hope Fundraiser

When: April 9, 2012

Time: 5pm to 8pm

Where: McAllister’s Deli, 1603 Highwoods Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27410

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Chains & Chocolate

Human Trafficking in the Chocolate Industry and what you can do about it.

When: January 11, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: Jefferson Village Shopping Center, 1564A Highwoods Blvd, Greensboro, NC

What to expect: Documentary screening, conversation, fair trade chocolate tasting.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-yp

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NC Church screening of Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth

When: October 30, 2011

Time: 6 – 8 pm

Where: Westover Church inGreensboro

From 5pm-6pm, several organizations will be present to educate guests on how they can help fight human trafficking. The film and

program will run from 6pm until approximately 8pm.

Details: http://wp.me/pikPQ-va

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Amazing Race
Help save World Reliefs Anti Human Trafficking Program

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The Truth About Human Trafficking And What We Can Do About It

When: Saturday, April 9, 2011

Register: 8:30 am

Summit: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Bennett College Campus, Greensboro, NC

Free & Open to the Public  –  Lunch $6.00

For more information and to register call: 336-517-2262

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-eC

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Tuesday January 11th, 2011 – Greensboro, NC – WEAR SOMETHING WHITE

Prayer Vigil for Human Trafficking

6:30 – 7:30pm

Westover Church, 505 Muirs Chapel Road, Greensboro, NC 27410

Come join Abolition Ministries in a prayer vigil on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day at Westover Church. For more information contact abolitionministry@yahoo.com.

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GREENVILLE, NC

Nefarious Screening

When: Friday, October 12, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: East Carolina University, Greenville, NC – Mendenhall Study Center, Room 244.

In partnership with new anti-Human Trafficking Ministry Restore One, we are hosting a screening of the film Nefarious, produced by Exodus Cry.

Link to movie Trailer: Nefarious Trailer

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5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk TO STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

When: Saturday, September 8, 2012

Where: Greenville Town Common, Greenville, NC

8:30 am: On-site registration, packet pick up, Fair Trade Market opens

10:00 am: 5K begins

10:30 am: 1 Mile Fun run/walk

11:00 am: Awards announced, refreshments, music

The proceeds of this race will benefit anti-human trafficking efforts in PittCounty and around the world.

COURSES (5K, Run/Walk):

The 5K course is USA Track & Field certified.

The Fun Run / Walk will be approximately 1 mile. (It is noncompetitive and untimed.)

Register now to run our 5K and receive a free 100% organic cotton Fair Trade t-shirt.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-Dz

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Get started on your Christmas shopping early!

When: Saturday, September 8, 2012

Where: GreenvilleTown Common, Greenville, SC

Time: 8:30am – 12pm

So why is an anti-Human Trafficking group encouraging you to buy Fair Trade products?

Fair Trade certification means that no slave labor and no child labor were used in the making of a product. It is exploitation free!

Buying Fair Trade products is Human Trafficking PREVENTION.

We’ll have beautiful Christmas ornaments and nativities made all over the world, made by artisans made a fair wage, so they can provide for their families.

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How to Identify a Human Trafficking Victim

When: September 15, 2011

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Where: Jarvis Memorial Church (Chapel), 510 South Washington Street, Greenville, NC  27858

To register: http://wp.me/pikPQ-sZ

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Fair Traders at Spring Run Market

When: September 17, 2011

Time: 10am-1pm

Where: Arlington Village Parking Lot, Greenville, NC

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Pitt County Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting

When: September 12, 2011

Time: 1pm

Where: Alice Keene Park, 4561 County Home Road, Greenville, NC

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Attend Volunteer Training for Eastern NC Stop Human Trafficking Now Sept 8

Where: Jarvis Memorial Church (Chapel), 510 S Washington St, Greenville, NC  27858

When: Thursday, September 8, 2011

Time: 6-8pm

We need people who are willing to staff these events and talk to people about Human Trafficking and Fair Trade. We distribute information, and ask interested people to sign up for our e-newsletter.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-sN

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HENDERSONVILLE

Freedom Run

When: September 29, 2012

Where: Patton Park, Hendersonville, NC

This is a rain or shine event!

4:30 pm – Registration Opens

6:00 pm – 5K Run

6:10 pm – 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk

Awards ceremony, raffle, and Broken Yesterday concert begin immediately following!!

Find full details and registration process at: http://wp.me/pikPQ-El.

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HICKORY

Run For Their Lives a 5k run/walk and Kids Fun Run

When: October 29, 2011

Time: Opening ceremonies at 8:00 am

Where: Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC28601

All proceeds from the run go to Freedom 4/24. This is a human trafficking awareness walk/run to bring attention to this worldwide problem.

To register go to http://wp.me/pikPQ-vF or for more information ksaunooked@yahoo.com.

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JAMESTOWN

Stand For Freedom Gala

When: June 21, 2012

Time: 7pm

Where: Castle McCulloch, 3925 Kivett Drive, Jamestown, NC

Join us for an elegant evening of hors d’oeuvres, live music, and speakers.  The event will also feature an art auction and an auction of items and services donated by local businesses.  We will hear from a trafficking survivor, keynote speaker Stephan Bauman (President/CEO of World Relief International) and spoken word poet Micah Bournes.

$35 PER PERSON – $30 FOR GROUPS OF 10

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-Cd

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HIGH POINT

Fund Raiser for World Relief’s Anti-Human Trafficking Program

What: International Fair

When: Sunday, March 27, 2011

Time: 2:00pm     –    Speaker at 4:30pm

Where: Hayworth Park at High Point University

Food from around the world and hand made crafts for sale!  Items from all over the world to be raffled!

All proceeds go to World Relief’s Anti-Human Trafficking Program.

Email: intclub@highpoint.edu

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LENOIR 

Presentation by Best Selling Author

When: August 24, 2012

Time: 6 pm

Where: Lenoir Public Library, Lenoir, NC

Amazon Bestselling Author Kimberly Rae will be giving a free presentation on Human Trafficking (focusing on trafficking in North   Carolina–what to look out for, how to help). Rae will also have copies of her Stolen Series books, Christian suspense/romance novels on international trafficking, for sale at the event.

For more information, see www.stolenwoman.org or http://www.facebook.com/HumanTraffickingStolenWoman.

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Women At Risk Jewelry Party!

When: Monday, December 5, 2011

Time: 5:30 pm

Where: Lower Creek Baptist Church, 633 Lower Creek Drive, Lenoir, NC  28645

Come get some great jewelry for Christmas gifts, and help rescue trafficked women and children at the same time!  Women At Risk (www.warinternational.org) has been rescuing women and children around the world since 2006.  The rescued women make beautiful jewelry and other items to sell.  An amazing 90% of the money made from the sales goes back into rescuing more victims of human trafficking!

Guest speaker Kimberly Rae, author of Stolen Woman (www.stolenwoman.org) will speak on human trafficking, the need to veil ourselves, and she plans to present her 2nd book, Stolen Child, that evening!

Come help rescue trafficked women, and have fun doing it!

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-vH

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LUMBERTON

Lumberton/Pembroke LPU Lunch ‘N Learn

Sex Trafficking: Characteristics of Complex Trauma

When: Friday, November 11, 2011

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Where: Village Station, 2744 Roberts Ave, Lumberton, NC 28358

Speaker: Veronica Hardy, Ph.D, LCSW

Contact: Cindy Edwards at cindy.edwards@uncp.edu or 910-536-7809

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-wj

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Cruisin’ Pembroke – 2011

Restoring H.O.P.E. Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative will have a booth at this event

When: November 12, 2011

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Where: Main Street, Pembroke

Paraphernalia from Restoring H.O.P.E. and information from the Rescue and Restore Campaign will be discussed and distributed. Feel welcome to stop by and support.

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NEW BERN

Human Trafficking Awareness Women’s Ministry Seminar

When: Saturday, July 9, 2011

Time: 10am – 12:00pm

Location: Tabernacle Baptist Church, 608 Broad St, New Bern, NC

Speakers: Julie Maas – a missionary in Belize & Pam Strickland of Eastern NC Stop Human Trafficking Now

Contact: Donnal Harriett at (252) 224-5611

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-ll

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PEMBROKE

The EDNA Awareness Walk

When: Saturday, February 18, 2012

Time: 11am – Assemble | Walk begins at 12:00pm

Where: The Lumbee Tribal Building, Highway 711 West, Pembroke, NC

Help to promote awareness of the different forms of child abuse by attending the EDNA Awareness Walk inPembroke,NCin remembrance of 3-year-old Edna Trinity Mazell Hunt.  The awareness color for Child Abuse is “Any Color Blue”.

For more information, please see the attached flyer.

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“Future Directions in Social Work” – Symposium

When: Friday, February 24, 2012

Time: 8:00am-3:30pm

Where:University of North Carolina at Pembroke; Chavis University Annex

The Department of Social Work at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is presenting the 20th Annual Social Work Symposium titled “Future Directions in Social Work.  Social Work professionals can earn up to 7.0 contact hours.  Session topics include “Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking” and “Working with Traumatized Children”.  For more registration information please contact the UNCP Department of Social Work at 910-775-4090 or 910-775-4090.

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Human Trafficking: Recognizing the Gateway

When: Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Where: Universityof North Carolina at Pembroke; Room 221 in Old Main Building

Presentation Description:

This dialogue will introduce participants to domestic minor sex trafficking through viewing video excerpts, providing insight into survivor experiences, identifying methods of coercion, and discussing indicators that someone may be held in slavery in your community.

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Diversity Cafe Series – Human Trafficking: Recognizing the Gateway

When: January 11, 2012

Time: 12:15pm – 1:30pm

Where: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, AIS Room 221 in Old Main

Description/Topic:

Facilitator Dr. Veronica Hardy, Assistant Professor of Social Work

This dialogue will introduce participants to sex trafficking through viewing video excerpts, identifying enslavement tactics, and discussing indicators that someone may be held in slavery in your community.

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RALEIGH

“Sex + Money” Film Showing

When: Friday, September 14, 2012

Time: 7:00 – 9:30pm

Location: Vintage 21 Church, 117 S West St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Salvation Army’s FIGHT (Freeing Individuals Griped by Human Trafficking) program will be having an 18 yrs+ event to show a documentary hosted at Vintage21. The film will be followed by a discussion panel. This film is an incredible resource to learn and understand about domestic minor sex trafficking in the United   States. There will also be an opportunity to practically get involved here in the triangle!

Child care will be provided!

About the Film

“Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth is a documentary about domestic minor sex trafficking and the modern-day abolitionist movement fighting to stop it. Since September 2009, the crew has traveled to over 30 states and conducted more than 75 interviews with federal agents, victims, politicians, activists, psychologists, porn-stars, among others.”

Visit the link below to watch the trailer: http://sexandmoneyfilm.com/film/#more-21

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jen: justneiman@gmail.com or Amber: ababcock.ncstop@gmail.com

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An Evening with Cindy Finley – Hosted by PATHNC

When: July 29, 2012

Time: 1:30pm

Where: Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, 2209 Fairview Road, Raleigh, NC.

Phone: (919) 832-6435.  Website: hbumc.org

You are invited to join Cindy Finley and PATH-NC where she will:

- Cover stories from her experiences with human trafficking

- Highlight the work of Innocents at Risk

- Provide up-to-date information on Backpage.com

- Offer simple ways to partner with her and 52 other organizations to shut down the adult section of Backpage.com.

Cindy Finley is a writer, speaker, pastor’s wife and mother of seven children.  In the process of adopting their youngest daughter, Katya, from Ukraine, Cindy and her husband, Bill, were awakened to the worldwide problem of human trafficking, particularly as it relates to orphans.  Once back in the U.S., they learned that trafficking is not only a problem in the international community, but also right in our backyard. Cindy works to raise awareness of the issue and inspire action by writing at www.cindyfinley.com. Currently, she is standing with FAIR Girls, GEMS, Polaris Project, and Rebecca Project for Human Rights to shut down the adult section of Backpage.com which is linked to 80% of domestic human trafficking cases. Additionally, Cindy serves on the Advisory Board for Innocents at Risk with its innovative airline initiative which trains flight attendants to recognize victims of human trafficking and enable them to get the help they need.

Be in your seat at 1:30 for the opportunity to win a copy of Corban Addison’s book, A Walk Across the Sun, a redemptive novel which painfully and beautifully brings texture to the reality of human trafficking.

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Project FIGHT – Salvation Army

Freeing individuals Gripped By Human Trafficking

When: June 1, 2012

Time: 7 – 9pm

Where: Marbles Museum, 201 East Hargett St, Raleigh, NC – Venture Hall

The evening will consist of great art and wine along with catering by Neet’s Sweets (a baking entrepreneur & trafficking survivor).  The night is designed to educate, inspire & engage people in the fight against human trafficking.  Proceeds from JUST ART will help the Salvation Army continue their important work with victims of human-trafficking. Services include: safety planning; food, housing, dental,medical; school, etc.

NEED:

[1] Volunteers to help with setup (Start time could be as early as 12pm or as late as 4pm).

[2] Volunteers for clean-up / tear-down (9pm-ish until 10:30pm-ish).

[3] Getting the art ready and tagged for transport (Thursday, May 31 – 7pm-8:30pm – 104 Wofford Way, Durham,NC)

You can contact the leadership team within project red light by emailing: team@projectredlight.org.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-BM | www.facebook.com/projectredlight

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Partners Against Trafficking Humans in NC initiating 21 Days of Citizen Actions

When: January 11, 2012

Time: Press conference is scheduled for noon

Location:  Raleigh at theWake County Commons Building off Carya Drive.

Celebration Event and Action Campaign: Jan 11 – Feb 1.

Starting January 11, 2012, which is “National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness”, through February 1, 2012, which is “National Freedom Day”, defines the “21” days.  Partners Against Trafficking Humans in NC kicks off the first action:

January 11…Take a moment of silence at 6 pm to STOP human trafficking in NC!

The campaign focus is to raise awareness and encourage citizens to action!

Each action, proposed by those actively working to STOP human trafficking, contains contact information for the proposing organization, where you may direct inquiries for further information, your questions and/or comments. http://wp.me/pikPQ-yl.

We hope you will participate by taking the actions proposed and share them with all your contacts.

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Transforming Hope, Activate Good and Ekklesia Church are showing the movie “Trade”

When: December 8, 2011

Time: 7pm

Where: Mission Valley Theater, 2109 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605

“Trade” is a 2007 movie starring Kevin Kline about a 13 year old girl who is kidnapped inMexicoand then forced to travel toNew Jerseyto be sold at an auction.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-wn

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Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration

When: Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Dos Taquitos Centro, 106 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC

Please join us to honor and celebrate the lives of farmworkers and farmworker children who have died while working in the fields.

http://wp.me/pikPQ-w4

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Stop Child Trafficking Now – Raleigh Walk 2011

When: September 25, 2011

Start Time: 2:00pm / Registration will begin by 12:30pm and the walk will start at 2pm

Where: Peace College -Delway Street

SCTNow raises funds to hire elite operatives (Navy Seals, FBI and Special Ops) for surveillance and prosecution of offenders of child trafficking.

Pre-registration and team sign-up is recommended.

Questions? Please contact your Community Ambassador at Raleigh@sctnow.org, or call our National Office at 212-333-SCTN (7286).
We welcome walkers, volunteers, sponsors and donations.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-q8

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World Class Exhibit Documents Daring Deeds of Women In Emerging Countries

Inspiring stories of indigenous women who are taking courageous actions to improve lives in their villages and communities.

When: Now through July 31, 2011

Hours: By appointment / (919) 515-1451 or endingviolence@soroptimistraleigh.org

Where: African American Cultural Center Gallery, Witherspoon Student Center, NC State University

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-os

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NASAR Training Class

SARTECH II Certification

When: August 5 – 7, 2011

Sign up deadline is July 10th globalchildrescuenc@yahoo.com so that we can provide the study guides.  The classroom portion will be held in a location to be determined in Raleigh, NC. 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Friday the 5th). The field portion will be held at a farm in Zebulon, NC.  8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. maximum, Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th)

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-pj

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Interactive Public Health (Latino) Forum

When: June 7, 2011

Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Location: Campus of NC State University; McKimmon Conference and Training Center, Raleigh, NC

Call: Laura Parrish at (919) 733-2030 Ext. 200 for full details and to register for this event

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-ln

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Tiny Hands Presentation

When: Thursday, June 9, 2011

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Apex United Methodist Church, 100 S. Hughes St., Apex, NC – in the sanctuary

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-lp

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U.S. National Committee for UN Women – 2011 National Conference

When: Saturday, June 11, 2011

Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm / Reception Afterward

Location:Witherspoon Student Center, North Carolina State University, 2810 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-gG

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Show Stoppers Flyer

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AHEC

When: Friday, May 6, 2011

Registration: 8:00am

Program: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Trinity Baptist Church, 4815 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC  27609

This workshop is designed to empower service providers, social workers and therapists with the knowledge and skills necessary to deal compassionately and effectively with the increasing population of exploited youth.

Register online at www.wakeahec.orgFor questions please call Carolyn Sellars at 919-350-0464.

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Meeting with Senator Thursday, April 28th, 12:00pm

When: April 28, 2011

Where: Legislative Building, Raleigh, NC

Time: 11:30am – meet in front of legislative building / Appt. at noon

Charity is meeting with the sponsor of trafficking legislation.  They will be discussing this legislation as well as future legislative efforts.  Anyone interested in meeting with her is welcome to come.  Meet in front of the legislative building at 11:30am.

Text or call Charity at 919-633-8955.

http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/Senate/HTML/S547v0.html

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Reflections from the United Nations 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

When: Thursday, April 28, 2011

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where: Where: N. C. State University D.H. Hill Library – Erdahl Cloyd Auditorium 2nd Floor, Room 23042 Broughton Drive (corner of Hillsborough Street) Raleigh, NC 27695

Space is limited to 100 people; feel free to pass this invitation to others who may be interested. Includes reception following presentations.  For more information, please visit: http://wp.me/pikPQ-i6

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Show Stoppers planning meeting

When: Thursday, April 28

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: Wrenn House, 908 W Morgan St, Raleigh, North Carolina

The STAND Project (Start Talking about Non-Violent Dating) & NC STOP Human Trafficking needs help in the Triangle area to plan a Multi-Talent Visual and Performing Art Showcase that will help raise awareness about teen dating violence and human trafficking.

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 Show Stoppers Auditions

When: Sunday, May 1, 2011

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Where: Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC

The STAND Project (Start Talking about Non-Violent Dating) & NC STOP Human Trafficking needs help from youth ages 11-24 in the Triangle area to be in a Multi-Talent Visual and Performing Art Showcase that will help raise awareness about teen dating violence and human trafficking.

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Stolen Childhoods: Understanding the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of America’s Children

Raleigh INTERVENE Training

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011

Time: 1 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: First Koren Baptist Church – 8905 Ray Road

Registration Details: There is no charge for this training. Deadline to register is April 11, 2011. To register, please send your name, agency name, your title, phone, and email to Emily Fitchpatrick at info@oewm.net

To learn more about Shared Hope International, please visit www.sharedhope.org.

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“Looking Ahead: Healthcare Policy, Trends and Business Opportunities.” – The business side of healthcare.

When: April 7, 2011

Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

Where: Hotel Indigo at Raleigh Durham Airport

This event is cosponsored by the National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Raleigh and Women Impacting Public Policy.  The event is free to attend and is a great opportunity to meet with a variety of business leaders, non-profit managers, academics, and legislators to discuss this important topic.  This program will be traveling the country.  Raleigh has been selected as the kickoff location!  For more information and to register, visit, http://wp.me/pikPQ-dP

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Tuesday January 11th, 2011 – Raleigh, NC – Soroptimist January Meeting

6:15 PM to 8:30 PM

Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4921 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27609

Flier for this poster: January 11_Hope House Flyer FINAL color

January 11 was designated in 2007 as the National Day for Human Trafficking Awarness.  Our monthly meeting that evening will showcase Hope House in Asheville.  Donna Stewart, Development Director for Hope House, will share the story of this safe-haven for domestic minor victims of sex trafficking.  Please come to learn more about this residence and its needs, and learn more about Soroptimist initiatives to create human trafficking awareness across the community. We’ll be collecting donated items that night for the shelter.  Click on the link to see the list of items currently sought in order to address educational and other needs of the residents. Following the speaker, we’ll proceed with our monthly business meeting.  Whether you’re a member, an interested party,  or someone considering joining Soroptimist, this will be a meeting not to miss.  For more information contact Soroptimist Raleigh at 919-386-9910

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Thursday January 13th – NC State – Raleigh, NC:

Human Trafficking: Slavery Still Exists
Documentary Screening: Cargo: Innocence Lost
Thursday January 13th, 2011
NC State University, South Gallery – 2nd Floor Talley Student Center
6:30pm – 8:30pm
cost: free

Presented by NC Stop Human Trafficking – http://ncstophumantrafficking.wordpress.com
Sponsored by NCSU Women’s Center
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ROCKY MOUNT

Human Trafficking in Eastern North Carolina – Free Seminar

When: May 26, 2011

Time: 10 am to 3 pm

Where: Union Missionary Baptist Church, 9853 East NC 97, Rocky Mount, NC  27803

The church is hosting this seminar for pastors, Christian ministries, school counselors, social workers, and health care workers. The seminar is free and we are providing lunch to participants.

Please call and register with UMBC at 252-977-9772.  (Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-hY)

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WASHINGTON, D.C.

Strengthening Families: Developing a Progressive Agenda that Promotes Family Stability and Cuts Poverty

When: June 9, 2011

Time: 9:30am – 11:00am

Location: Center for American Progress Action Fund, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC  20005

For more information, call 202-682-1611

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-lr

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WAYNESVILLE

FROM 9-1-1 TO PROSECUTION

A Specialized Training for Service Providers, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice and Legal Aid

When: Friday, August 19, 2011

Where: Waynesville Police Department Downtown Waynesville, North Carolina

Register on-line: arias@30thalliance.org – Message Line: 911 to Prosecution Training

Link: docs.google.com/From911toprosecution

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WILMINGTON

Sex & Money – A National Search For Human Worth

When: Friday, November 9, 2012

Time: 2 pm

Where: UNC Wilmington

A documentary about domestic minor sex trafficking

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-EZ

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Book Signing: Girls Like Us

When: Thursday, November 15, 2012

Time: 7pm

Where: UNC Wilmington

Please join us for a lecture, question & answer time and book signing of Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-F3

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Advocacy Training

In the link below you will find a description of our upcoming awareness and advocacy training that will take place at LifeCommunityChurch in Wilmington, NC on July 28th and August 4th.  Please RSVP if you would like to attend by emailing wilmington.ncstop@gmail.com by July 20th.

We are excited to have you at the training as we work toward creating a task force of educated volunteers passionate about preventing trafficking in our community by raising awareness and reaching out to vulnerable populations.

Please email wilmington.ncstop@gmail.com with any questions.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-CZ

Sincerely,

Lindsey Roberson

Regional Director

NC Stop Human Trafficking

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STOP Human Trafficking Benefit Concert

When: Sunday, April 8, 2012

Time: 6:30pm until 9:30pm

Where:Pine Valley Baptist Church, 3940 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403

A benefit to STOP Human Trafficking. Every style of Christian Music – Bluegrass, Gospel, Contemporary & Christian Rock!
Donations taken at the door will go to a Stop Human Trafficking Charity.

Facebook link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-Ag

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WINSTON-SALEM

Drive for Freedom Golf Tournament

When: October 20, 2012

Time: 2:00pm shotgun start

Where: PineBrook Country Club, 5475 Germanton Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Phone: (336) 767-2941

Cost: $100 per person

Dinner: Provided

At REVO Church, we believe that all aspects of human trafficking violate human dignity and must be eliminated. That is why we are sponsoring Drive for Freedom – a golf tournament intended to raise awareness of the issue of human trafficking in our city, as well as $10,000 to protect exploited victims and help eliminate human trafficking.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-E4

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Volunteer Training Opportunities

Three new sets of volunteer trainings are underway this month, and I am excited to announce that we just received confirmation for a location for training in July in Winston-Salem!  As soon as we have dates for the next set in Wilmington, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Fayetteville we will post them here.

Trainings will be held at:

Mt.Tabor United Methodist Church
3543 Robinhood Road
Winston-Salem, NC27106

Here is the link to the flyer with a detailed syllabus of the trainings:

docs.google.com/volunteer training/w-s

All Trainings will be held on Saturdays from 10am-2pm.

101 – July 7th

201 – July 14th

301 – July 21st

401 – July 28th

Please email staff.ncstop@gmail.com if you plan to attend. RSVPs are required as space is limited.

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Statewide Summit: Immigration & Communities of Faith

When: Saturday, June 4, 2011

Time: 9am-4pm

Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 520 Summit St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 – (336)723-4391

We especially welcome participation from faith leaders who are themselves immigrants and/or who work with immigrant congregations. Clergy, laypeople,
community leaders and immigrant allies are all invited to participate.  This event will be conducted in Spanish and English, with interpretation available throughout.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-la

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WINTERVILLE

Nefarious Screening

When: Sunday, October 28, 2012

Time: 7pm

Where: Reimage Church, 3950 Victory Lane, Winterville, NC

In partnership with new anti-Human Trafficking Ministry RestoreOne, we are hosting a screening of the film Nefarious, produced by Exodus Cry.

Link to movie Trailer: http://wp.me/pikPQ-Eq

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Human Trafficking Slavery in our Midst – Community Training

When: Saturday, November 12, 2011

Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Boys and Girls Club, 621 W Firetower Road, Winterville, NC

Created by Triad Ladder ofHopeMinistry

Join us as we learn about slavery in America and in our communities and how we can make a difference.

This is a free event is sponsored by:

Ignite Church

Discovery Church

Harmony Church

St. Paul PH Church

First PH Church

RoseHill FWB Church

New Destiny PH Church

The Fresh Market

The Scullery Cafe

Questions can be directed to: chris@triadladderofhope.org

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GEORGIA 

Backyard Academy

When: April 19 – 21, 2011

Where:North Star Church, 3413 Blue Springs Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144. P: (770) 420-9808

Come and connect with others with the same desire to learn about the issue and become modern day abolitionists.  Experts in the field will be teaching up-to-date, thorough, and relevant seminars and will provide practical and effective tools and strategies to combat modern-day slavery and to assist and advocate for trafficked survivors. Training subjects include survivor aftercare, local investigations, global supply chain slavery, and abolitionist faith communities.

Who should attend the Backyard Academy?  We urge all community members, including students, policy makers, businesspeople, educators, clergy members, health care & mental health professionals, law enforcement, and any other concerned citizens to join us. The tools and training at this Academy will show you how to “set captives free” in your own backyard and around the world.

REGISTER TODAY! Not For Sale is implementing cutting edge practices so you don’t want to miss this great opportunity. The deadline for the $99 rate has been extended through March 15th!

For information and more questions about the AtlantaBACKYARDACADEMY, please visit http://wp.me/pikPQ-Am or email State Director Pattie Harrelson, at Pattie@notforsalecampaign.org.

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 NEW EXHIBIT OPENING JUNE 6th!

Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art

When: June 6 – September 9, 2011

Where: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, Global Health Odyssey Museum, Temporary Gallery, Upper Level

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-lt

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NASHVILLE, TN

What: Trafficking In America Conference

Date: June 10 – 12, 2011

Location: Holiday Inn Opryland / Airport (Briley Parkway and Elm Hill Pike) –Nashville,TN

Guest speakers like Anna Rodriguez’s daughter Giselle and the author of “Somebody’s Daughter” Julian Sher.

Registration cost: $59

More details can be found at http://wp.me/pikPQ-fF

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NEW YORK

Feed 500 & Feed-a-Few VISION

When: August 27, 10 am

Who: You, me and ALL YOUR FRIENDS

Where: The Love Kitchen @ Manhattan Bible
Church,401 West 205th Street.

Take the 1/A Train to 207th
Street. Walk 2 blocks south and a few East til you
reach9th Avenue.

Nearly 2000 people participated in NYCUP events last year, most of
them @ Feed 500 & Feed-a-Few. Come feed the homeless but more importantly
talk about how this coming year we can grow that impact even more. Click here
for more information. And, yes we will be feeding those in need.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-sb

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HHS Rescue & Restore to Host WebEx Training – How T and U Visas Can Assist Trafficking Victims

When: Thursday, March 24, 2011

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)

How to Register: click on the link below (or place it into your Internet browser):  

Link: https://mman.webex.com/mman/j.php?ED=144795107&RG=1&UID=1154810337&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D

Multiple participants from an organization are encouraged to register one individual for the session; participants can view the training through one computer and a speaker phone.  For those of you not familiar with WebEx trainings, all you need is access to a computer, the Internet, and your phone.

After you register, the WebEx system will send you a confirmation e-mail with login information for both the web and the teleconference portions.  Please save the confirmation email because it includes the following information:

         Toll-free phone number and participant passcode for the audio portion of the training session; and

         Web site link and passcode (same as the phone passcode) so you can view the PowerPoint (ppt) presentation  as it is being presented.  The ppt will advance automatically during the training session.

As part of the WebEx session, you can ask the presenter questions.  Once on the call, the technician will guide you on how to ask questions orally.  The speaker will answer questions during the last 15 minutes of the presentation.

 Summary: The information session on Thursday, March 24, will focus on T visas and U visas for trafficking victims and address the following:

·        Who can apply for a T or U visa;

·        How to obtain a T or U visa;

·        The benefits of T and U visas for trafficking victims; and

·        Access to federally funded benefits and services via the T visa.

Presenters:

Ms. Rosemary Hartman, Adjudications Officer, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Mr. Scott Whelan, Adjudications Officer, Office of Policy and Strategy, USCIS, DHS

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DMST Working Group of NC

The DMST Working Group of NC offers monthly conference calls the last Wednesday of each month from 11 am – 12:00 pm.

When:  Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 11 am – 12 pm.

This month our speaker will be Andrea Firpo, MA Victim Specialist, FBI Western, NC.  Andrea has been working with victims of human trafficking for 10 years. During this call, Andrea will be speaking about DMST victim identification and interviewing.  This is a great opportunity to learn how your agency can recognize and properly respond to DMST victims.  To learn more about Hope House, a safe home in Western, NC for DMST victims, please visit www.oewm.net

Call in number: 218-339-2626  /  Enter Access Code: 815860

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 STATEWIDE – Tuesday January 11th, 2011 – National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

NC Stop Human Trafficking is proud to partner with Tennessee’s Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking on an event happening across 24 -and counting – states.

In observance of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, we join together with Abolitionist across the US to be the light in the darkness for victims of human trafficking. We vow to shed the light on this heinous crime and to be beacons of hope and healing to the estimated 27 million people who are in slavery in the world today.

Please join us in wearing something WHITE on January 11th, 2011 to signify this commitment. Please email ncstophumantrafficking@gmail.com with your name and city if you will be joining us on this day. Please also post your name, city and state on BOTH OUR facebook page and on the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking facebook page.

-          NC Stop Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=21246383767&v=app_2373072738#!/group.php?gid=21246383767&v=wall

-          Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking Facebook Page:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=21246383767&v=wall#!/pages/Community-Coalition-Against-Human-Trafficking/168770966494642

-          Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking Website:

http://www.ccaht.org/january11.html

White ribbons will be passed out at all NC Stop Human Trafficking sponsored events throughout January 2011. If you are attending an NC Stop Human Trafficking event this month, please wear something white and feel free to bring something with an anti-trafficking statement on it. We will take pictures as a group. If you are not comfortable taking pictures, you will certainly have the opportunity to opt out.

We want to get a clear “picture” of what North Carolina looks like in the anti-trafficking movement. Take a picture of yourself and anyone else commemorating with you wearing white. Somewhere in the picture have your name, city, state, and a statement against human trafficking. We are looking for individual and group pictures. Be creative and show why North Carolina is the best state united to fight against human trafficking!

Email pictures to ncstoppictures@gmail.com. We will post on our website and forward to the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking.

This is a great way to commemorate Human Trafficking Awareness Day, especially if you are unable to attend any events.Lets be the state with the most participants and pictures!

Further questions can be directed to ncstophumantrafficking@gmail.com

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Emergency Bag Supply Drive

Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 – Monday, January 31, 2011

Please visit www.charlottehumantrafficking.org for a list of designated drop-off locations for the emergency bag supplies, as well as list of suggested items for donation.

The Charlotte Human Trafficking Task Force is a rapid response team created to help identify and assist victims of human trafficking, create a law enforcement system to investigate and prosecute these crimes, and deliver social, legal and immigration services to human trafficking victims in the Charlotte area. The task force’s members include the following organizations: United States Attorney’s Office- Western District of North Carolina; FBI; Department of Homeland Security- Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Legal Aid of North Carolina Inc.’s Battered Immigrant Project; Legal Services of Southern Piedmont’s Immigrant Justice Project; No Longer Captive; Charlotte Community Health Clinic; United Family Services; Charlotte AHEC- Mental Health Education; Catholic Social Services; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department; Council for Children’s Rights; The Salvation Army; World Relief NC; Pat’s Place; NC Stop Human Trafficking

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2010

“Call+Response” (a rock-umentary on slavery and human trafficking) – April 14, 2010

Posted on April 7, 2010 by ncstop

CALL+RESPONSE (a documentary on slavery and human-trafficking)

Date:
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Time:
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Location:
UNC School of Pharmacy Kerr 1001

Description

The Christian Medical Dental Association @ UNC presents:
“CALL + RESPONSE”, a documentary on slavery/human-trafficking and how musicians voice their response to this injustice
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1301130/

with guest speaker, JONATHAN PAUL WALTON, director of New York City Urban Project (http://www.nycurbanproject.com)

\\the film features some of your favorite artists, like:
Moby, Natasha Bedingfield, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Imogen Heap, Talib Kweli, Five For Fighting, Switchfoot, members of Nickel Creek, Rocco Deluca\\

*this event is co-sponsored by:
– UNC American Medical Student Association
– Carolina PreMed Association
– Stop Child Trafficking Now
– Coalition Against Sex Trafficking
– UNC’s International Justice Mission Chapter

“Playground” – Free Screening Thursday April 15th

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“Playground” Screening Free – Sponsored by Interact of Wake

Bring everyone you know to Mission Valley Cinema for a free screening of Libby Spears’ documentary “Playground.” It is “an alarming look into the world of child sex trafficking,” with a special focus on trafficking in the US.

For anyone who thinks “it doesn’t happen here,” this is the film for you. Parents please use discretion. This is not a film for a young audience.

This free screening is sponsored by Interact of Wake County and Mission Valley Shopping Center. To RSVP, call 919-828-7501 ext. 217 or go to http://www.interactofwake.org.

Mission Valley Cinema

2109-124 Avent Ferry Rd

Raleigh, NC

Invisible Victims: Human Trafficking Awareness Forum in Boone, NC 3/4/10

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Invisible Victims

Invisible Victims:

Human Trafficking Awareness Forum

When: Thursday March 4, 2010 6-8pm

Where: Blue Ridge Ballroom at ASU’s Plemmons Student Union (Boone, NC)

Hosted by: The Student Association of  Social Work

Keynote Speaker: Emily Fitchpatrick

Emily Fitchpatrick is the founder of The Hope House, a safe place for victims of domestic human trafficking. This forum is designed to inform and bring attention to the seriousness of domestic human trafficking. This event is open to the public! Come and learn how you can help those impacted and eliminate human trafficking.

Donations will be accepted at the Forum to help the Hope house accommodate the needs of the women they help. Bed Linens, Hygiene Products, Cleaning supplies, & Towels are welcomed!

For further information contact saswclub@live.com

NCCASA and the NC State Women’s Center present the 2nd annual SAFE Walk/Run

SAFE: Sexual Assault Free Environment

Date: Saturday March 6, 2010

Where: NC State Centennial Campus, MRC Plaza

When: Check -In at 8:00 am; Walk/Run at 9:00 am

Cost: Before 2/22 (t-shirt included) – students: $20; non-students: $25

After 2/22 and on-site (t-shirt not included) – everyone: $18

Registration: Go to http://fsseries.com; click on “Running Events”

Student Discount Code: ncsustudent

Why?: The NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the NC State Women’s Center are hosting this Walk/Run to raise awareness about sexual violence. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to continue providing training, advocacy, referrals, and support services to survivors of rape, both on campus and in the community, as well as prevention education programs.

“Join Me On The Bridge” – International Womens Day Celebration – 3/7/10

Posted on February 25, 2010 by ncstop | Edit

Join Me On The Bridge

“Join Me On The Bridge!”

 International Women’s Day marks its 99th anniversary on March 8, 2010.

 In honor of that day, women of Rwanda and the Republic of the Congo will bridge their two countries in a demonstration to show to the world their dream of peace, and to demand an end to violence, particularly against women and children. This event has inspired women around the globe to join their effort and stand united in the desire to build bridges of peace.
 
You and your organization are invited to join
in a local “Bridge” event
expressing solidarity with all women
who want to end violence against women and children

Sunday March 7, 2010
Anytime between 3:00 pm and 4:00pm
16 West Jones Street, Raleigh, North Carolina
In the open area within the legislative complex

 
Wear something “United Nations blue” and carry a white flag.  Walk across “the bridge” and have your photos taken with the bridge in the background.
The pictures will be uploaded to a website in order to commemorate the event and to share with Women For Women International in support of their advocacy efforts with the United Nations.

Please share with others who may be interested.
Directions:  The Legislative Building is located at 16 West Jones Street between N. Salisbury Street and N. Wilmington Street across from the History Museum and Natural Science Museum complex.   The “bridge” is the pedestrian bridge that crosses Lane Street on the back side of the Legislative  Building.   Walk across the bridge from the Legislative Building to the photo station set up on other side of bridge opposite the Legislative Building.   State lots and street parking are free and open to the public on Sunday.

International Justice Mission At Appalachian – Showing of “At the End of Slavery” March 16th, 2010

Posted on February 25, 2010 by ncstop | Edit

THE INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION (IJM) IS COMING TO APPALACHIAN’S CAMPUS ON MARCH 16TH, 7:30PM, AT IG GREER AUDITORIUM!

As a former intern at IJM’s headquarters in Washington DC, I and the International Relations Association (IRA), will be hosting a speaker from IJM and a film entitled At the End of Slavery.

Narrated by actor Danny Glover, At the End of Slavery: The Battle for Justice in our Time takes you inside the violent and ugly business of modern-day slavery — the buying and selling of human beings — from the brothels of the Philippines to the brick kilns of India.

The night will start off with the film and end with questions and concerns from the audience. The speaker, Wayne Barnard, will also address how we as a campus can help with social justice issues and speak against the injustice that is Human Trafficking.

For more information about IJM you can go to http://www.ijm.org or premier the trailor of the film at http://www.attheendofslavery.com

International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems.

LIFTED – Fundraiser Event to benefit both Remember Nhu and Sixty1 – Boone, NC 3/27/2010

Posted on February 25, 2010 by ncstop | Edit

LIFTED – Fundraiser Event to benefit both Remember Nhu and Sixty1

Saturday, March 27, 2010

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Alliance Bible Fellowship Worship Center

1035 North Carolina 105

Boone, NC

Every year approximately 1 Million Children are sold into sexual slavery.-UNICEF Estimate

2.1 Million women & children are sold into sexual slavery every year.
-UN Estimate

In combating this crisis, our central strategy is the LIFTED Event.
LIFTED Events are evenings of music, information, giving, and getting involved. Through these events, we connect our generation with Remember Nhu and provide a direct pathway to influencing this emergency. Our Boone event will benefit both Remember Nhu and Sixty1.

Artists:
Samantha Crowder
Art Society
The Weekdays
Jess Ray and the Rag Tag Army

Opportunities to Give:

Though this event is FREE, you will have opportunities to support specific needs that these organizations have, and we’ll keep you updated on what those will be.

Remember Nhu (remembernhu.org), and Sixty1 (sixty1.org) will be selling merchandise to raise money for their respective organizations. Lifted Events (www.liftedevents.org) will also be selling merchandise to benefit both organizations.

National Crime Victims Coalition Luncheon

Posted on February 25, 2010 by ncstop | Edit
National Crime Victims Coalition Luncheon April 22, 2010
National Crime Victims Coalition Luncheon April 22, 2010

4 Responses

  1. check out Eric Proffiitts moving slideshow/song on human trafficking at his website: http://www.ericproffitt.com

  2. Hi !

    There are many events coming up that were just posted to the blog. I hope to see you at one or more!

    Best Regards
    Charity

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