Archive for September, 2010
Recently, Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) was applauded by the senior counsel for Homeland Security for the work we’re doing. Their new Blue Campaign to combat human trafficking (www.dhs.gov/humantrafficking) is using the film teaser for a 10-minute trucking-industry specific training DVD Chapter 61 is creating in conjunction with iEmpathize, another abolitionist group, (www.truckersagainsttrafficking.com) to encourage the airline industry to combat this crime with their own initiatives. TAT was also held up as an example of an effective grass-roots movement and benefit to the trucking industry by presenters from the National Traffic Law Center and the National District Attorneys Association at a national human trafficking conference in Washington, D.C. in August for prosecuting attorneys and social workers.
Kendis Paris has been asked to speak on behalf of TAT at the Memphis Trucking Expo on October 23, 2010 from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
If you’re going to be in the area, we’d love for you to stop by!
Kylla Leeburg, of Chapter 61 Ministries spoke about Human Trafficking and what truckers can do to help end it.
Kendis Paris, Chapter 61 Ministries and Truckers Against Trafficking, will be making a Human Trafficking 101 presentation at the Memphis Trucking Expo, http://www.memphistruckingexpo.com/, on Oct. 23, from 1-1:30 p.m. and 5:30-6 p.m. If you’re in the area, please make plans to attend.
Chapter 61 Ministries will be providing Human Trafficking 101 webinars on Oct. 5, 13 and 26, beginning at 9 p.m. EST. The webinars are hosted by Transport for Christ. If you would like to attend one of these webinars, please send your name and the exact email address for us to mail the invitation (this will be the address you use for the webinar). For more information, please contact Scott Weidner, president and CEO of Transport for Christ at (717) 426-9977.
Send Request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please title request “Trafficking webinar”
Research has proven that human traffickers converge on major sporting events worldwide where large groups of men gather in order to sell their victims to this vast audience.
Where education and awareness campaigns take place prior to the event, human trafficking has been held in check.
Between now and next February when the Super Bowl is held in Arlington, TX, there is a huge multi-agency and law enforcement human trafficking education and awareness campaign being conducted to fight human trafficking from taking place in and around the Super Bowl. Please do your part, if you’re in that area or as you travel through that area, to be especially vigilant about human trafficking. If you see anything suspicious taking place, call the national hotline immediately at 1-888-373-7888.