Task Force Members Invite You…

On the Voices of Change Blog, we like to invite our readers to Take Action.  Every personal story on this blog ends with a simple action item – a step that you can take to break the silence about human trafficking and effect change in your own community.  Today’s post is all about sharing opportunities for taking action – in Birmingham, Detroit and Kalamazoo.  If you live in or near these communities, we invite you to stand up against human trafficking by attending these events.
1) Join Edee Franklin at the formal launch of Sanctum House, an organization that will provide a sanctuary for women survivors of sex trafficking and empower them with life skills to achieve a sustainable and independent lifestyle.  Learn more about the needs of trafficking survivors, share your ideas and give your moral and financial support to this important effort. 

Thursday, May 14 from 6:00-8:00pm
34977 Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009
Light Hors d’oeuvres & Cash Bar
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2). If there was no demand then there’d be no sex trafficking.  You are invited to MAN UP! to end the demand for sex trafficking.  Soroptimist International of Grosse Point and Greater Macomb, Wayne State University’s student organization Not For Sale and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women present the 7thAnnual Human Trafficking Event, Ending the Demand for Sex Trafficking.

Saturday, May 16, 9:00am-Noon
Wayne State University, Student Center Ballroom
5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202
Speakers include Victor Malarek, award-winning journalist and author of The Johns, Leslie F. King, a survivor of human trafficking and sexual exploitation and D/Sgt. Edward Price, a Michigan State Police detective.
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3). Do you work with victims of crimes? This training is for you. Human Trafficking: A Guide to Identification and Care of Victims is a training workshop presented to Victim Service Providers by Kalamazoo Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition and YWCA of Kalamazoo.
Friday, June 12, 2015
8:30am registration, 9:00-4:00pm
Lawrence Education Center
Borgess Medicall Center
1521 Gull Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Cost: $10 (Social Work CEU’s available)