Invitation, June 2, Community Forum

Soroptimist International of Raleigh, NC Community Forum Series:
“STOP Human Trafficking”

Event: Interactive Community Forum to Foster Action

Focus: Community Response

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Check in: Starting at 1:45 pm

Time: 2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Location: University of Phoenix, Raleigh Campus
5511 Capital Center Drive, Raleigh, 27606, 5th Floor

Directions: From Raleigh, South on I-440, Jones Franklin Road exit (Exit 1C), Turn left at top of ramp, continue over I-440, take first right, which is Capital Center Drive. First building on right. Parking in front of building.

Registration: forumregister[at]siraleigh.org 919.833.2490

PLEASE include your community affiliation, your title, and contact information (phone and email) with your request to register.

Questions: endingviolence[at]siraleigh.org

Websites:
Soroptimist International of Raleigh, NC
Soroptimist International of the Americas, Inc

Intent
One of the goals of this series of community forums was to compile an expanded list of specific actions for implementation within our community addressing specific issues. The result is a list of more than 250 proposed action steps!!!

In this session, working in small groups and the larger group, the desired outcome is to enhance the list through three work items in order to compile a report of these proposed action steps that can be shared with appropriate implementers.

To begin, in small groups, classify the proposed action steps into several categories:
a) those affecting policy (no need for legislation to implement)
b) those that can be implemented by citizen groups working with government agencies (projects) and
c) those requiring legislation; and
d) any other categories.

Next, still in small groups,
a) prioritize the top five policy-related and project-related categories
b) report back to the larger group and identify the top five by consensus. Next, in small groups, develop a plan of how to implement one of the top priority action steps from each category. Each small group will work on different action steps. The resultant will be compiled into a report available to all attendees and appropriate implementers.

Agenda
1:45 pm Check In

2:00 pm Welcome
Introduce Resource Persons

2:10 pm Working Session to classify, prioritize and work on a plan for
implementation of prioritized Action Steps (as reflected in the Intent).

3:40 pm BREAK

3:50 pm Benefits of Neighborhood Association
Tyrone Lindsey, Community Services, City of Raleigh

4:10 pm Community Action Network

4:25 pm Wrap Up

4:30 pm Adjourn

Action Steps Proposed at Community Forums
To review the proposed action steps focusing on the issues identified for the follow on community forums, click on this link to the Soroptimist International of Raleigh, NC website and scroll down to view Proposed Action Steps from Community Forums

THANK YOU for your support of this community forum series to foster awareness and action. We look forward to your participation on June 2 and beyond as we work together to implement these proposed action steps and stop human trafficking in our city, county, and our state.

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