Emerging Issue Forum Presented by Dallas Women’s Foundation

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There are a lot of unimaginable things that happen outside of our own daily lives. This is one of them: Human trafficking. It's a heart-breaking topic to even research and one that might only be talked about when released by Hollywood. Well. That's not good enough (sorry, Liam Neeson). Human trafficking is not a movie. The number of adults and children who are trafficked across International borders just in the US are staggering - up to 820,000 per year and of that number 70% are women/girls and up to 50% are minors. So let's talk about.

The Dallas Women's Foundation has brought in a panel of experts to discuss the facts and data from their research on the topic. Attendees are welcome to ask questions to the panel during the session. Here's some more information from their press release:

The Human Trafficking Forum is organized around research to be released by CHILDREN AT RISK in September on domestic human trafficking in Dallas and the state of Texas. Other panelists will discuss the international dimensions of human trafficking in Dallas and provide insight into law enforcement and victim assistance in this region. Attendees are encouraged to participate in a question and answer session.

Thursday, Sept.17, 2009
4:00-6:00pm

Space is limited to 120 people and the panel is free to attend. RSVP to sgalbraith@dallaswomensfoundation.org.

Panelists

Dr. Robert Sanborn, President & CEO of CHILDREN AT RISK: New research on domestic human trafficking in Dallas and the state of Texas.

Mr. Bill Bernstein, MS, LPC, Deputy Director at Mosaic Family Services: International dimensions of human trafficking in Dallas.

Ms. Janice Board, Victim Specialist at the Dallas Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation: Law enforcement experiences in domestic and international trafficking.

Space is limited to 120; RSVP to sgalbraith@dallaswomensfoundation.org.

Thursday, Sept.17, 2009
4:00-6:00pm

Arlington Hall, Lee Park
3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219
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The purpose of the engaged research program at the Dallas Women’s Foundation is to: raise community awareness, inform those who are making policy decisions, and provide an environment for future collaboration and action.

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8 Responses to “Emerging Issue Forum Presented by Dallas Women’s Foundation”

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  2. Wonderful! Thank you so much for getting the word out!

  3. This is a horrible thing. I did see the movie with Liam Neeson, but this tends to happen more often in countries like the Philippines.

    1. false! this is not just something that happens in other countries. 820,00 in the US alone in a year. I don't think that is just in the Philippines. If you don't believe that there are girls at work on the streets of Dallas at night you are saddly mistaken. Houston is one of the biggest traffickting hubs in the WORLD!! It is only 4 hrs away. Do some research, it happens on American soil and the young girls of this country are at risk of being victums. Even worse, the average age is 13.

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  4. Thanks, it's very helpful post.

  5. Wonderful! Thank you so much for getting the word out!

  6. A great topic for discussion. It is true that human trafficking is still prevailing in most of the big cities even today and Jewish jobs not much people are aware of this fact. Even the media isn’t taking much interest in taking these matters into the broad light.

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