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Human Trafficking: Slavery in Missouri Today

2014 April 7
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Human Trafficking Advocacy Event

Presented by the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition in collaboration with Missouri River Regional Library
Tuesday, April 8, 7-9 pm
Missouri River Regional Library: 214 Adams Street, Jefferson City
Featuring a multimedia program on the crime of modern slavery in sexual exploitation and forced labor reported in all 50 states and nearly every country in the world.  Victims are domestic and foreign born of all ages and all different backgrounds.  Who are traffickers and buyers, and what are the many forms trafficking takes in local Missouri communities?  What can you do to make a difference?
Don’t miss this illuminating program facilitated by Coalition Co-chair Nanette Ward and featuring:
  • Christine McDonald -human trafficking survivor, advocate, author of Cry Purple
  • Crystal Midkiff -director of Mustard Seed Fair Trade
  • Educational Video and Materials
  • Fair Trade Display
  • Book Display
Free and open to the public.  
Recommended for mature teens, parents of young children or youth, and adults working or volunteering in any of these areas – schools, child welfare, social services, health care, churches and other faith-based groups, children and youth programs, organizations serving at-risk populations, and law enforcement.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

2014 April 1
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The 2014 theme focuses on healthy sexuality and young people.
Check out the National Sexual Violence Resource Center website as well as the resources for parents and teens on human trafficking awareness and tips for keeping safe from trafficking predators.

April Monthly Community Meeting

2014 March 28
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Our next CMSHTC monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Columbia Public Library. We will be in conference room B. The address is 100 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO.

The community meeting will begin at 7pm.