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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Buckhead/Cascade City Chapter of the Links, Inc. to Host A Community Conversation about a Community Response to Human Trafficking

WHO: The Buckhead/Cascade City Chapter of the Links, Inc.

WHAT: This roundtable discussion will bring together community organizations to develop strategies and alliances in an effort to address the prevention, treatment and elimination of the demand of Human Trafficking in our community.  While human trafficking has been identified as the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world, Atlanta has been identified as a major transportation hub for trafficking young women and one of 14 U.S. cities with the highest levels of sex trafficking of children. This conversation will engage community leaders in a dialogue around eradicating sex trafficking of children in Atlanta and address much-needed efforts to help the survivors.

Representatives from various community and public service organizations including sororities, fraternities, child services and religious groups will engage in conversation to develop a multifaceted approach to addressing the myriad of issues raised by human trafficking in our community. Additionally, opportunities will be identified where these community organizations can form partnerships with entities that are currently working to eradicate human trafficking and leave the discussion with a plan of action.

The dialogue will open with a short performance by Unleashed, an interactive learning experience of the award winning theatrical production, RIMSHOT Urban Musical. This performance brings awareness to human trafficking through a series of dramatic performances including acting, singing, dancing, poetry, and hip-hop.

Featured Speakers include:
·         Camila Wright, State of Georgia Asst. Attorney General, Human Trafficking Prosecutor
·         Sharon Simpson Joseph, Board Member for Circle of Life/Living Water for Girls
·         Jennifer Swain, Executive Director of Youth Spark.
·         Alex Trouteaud, National Center for Human and Civil Rights 
·       John H. Eaves, Ph.D., Chairman, Fulton County Board of Commissioners 
·         Shaunya Chavis, General Manager/Anchor FGTV, (moderator)

WHEN: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:00am – 1:00pm

WHERE: The Commons at First Congregational Church, 105 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

ADMISSION: Admission is FREE. For more information call (404) 475-8650

About The Links, Incorporated

The Links, Incorporated celebrates 67 years as a women's volunteer service organization committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African-Americans and other persons of African ancestry. A premier international service organization with more than 12,000 members in 276 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, its legacy of friends providing service that changes lives, established by the original circle of nine friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1946, is alive and well. With more than 2 million service hours recorded in the past three years

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