Contact: Tom Geiger
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Orono Rotarians and friends, you are invited to join a Human Trafficking Workshop, which will be hosted by Edina Rotary on Thursday, September 17th, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

Edina Rotary has offered similar workshops in the past, however this is a rare opportunity for all Rotarians and the public to join in via Zoom, free of charge.

Every year, 2.5 million people fall victims to human trafficking and it happens right here in our city and in our neighborhoods. This topic is more important than ever given the current economic and political environment. The workshop is dedicated to educating and bringing awareness to human trafficking, how to identify who is at risk and the steps you can take to prevent sexual assault in your community.

We have another panel of incredible speakers:

  • Jessica Bartholomew, retired police officer, founder and Executive Director of Anti Child Trafficking United, a Minnesota nonprofit that educates communities on preventing child trafficking.
  • John Turnipseed, Executive Vice President of Urban Ventures, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming the Minneapolis community, he once terrorized as a gang member.
  • Jennifer Gaines, trafficking survivor and owner of Affective Sober Living by JCS, a sober home for women in recovery.

Human trafficking is the third-largest crime industry, after drug dealing and arms trafficking, and is the fastest-growing activity of trans-national criminal organizations. That’s why education on the topic is an important Rotary initiative and we welcome everyone to participate.

Below is the link for zoom registration:

We hope to see you at the virtual meeting!

Edina Rotary & Edina Morningside Rotary