Coppell Republican Women will meet on May 3, 2015. This month, we welcome Kristen Richards, Director of Community Relations and Volunteers for Traffick911, who will educate us on the sex slave trade in Texas and what we can do to help prevent, rescue and restore those who have been enslaved. Please join us for a very enlightening meeting.
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery; the buying and selling of humans. We only thought slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. It’s alive and well today with more slaves than at any point in history. In fact, there are twice as many slaves today as during the entire trans-Atlantic slave trade. The two most common forms of human trafficking are sexual slavery and forced labor.
It is the fastest-growing crime in the world, with the perpetrators making $32 billion a year buying and selling people for their profit and pleasure. The profits are huge and the risk of being prosecuted are slim- the United Nations says 99% of victims are never rescued.
Meeting begins with social time and light refreshments at 3 pm at the Coppell Biodiversity Center, 367 S. Freeport Parkway, Coppell, Texas.
Learn more about Traffick911 by visiting their website at http://www.traffick911.com/