"The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., YWCA Greenwich is proud to co-sponsor and host a powerful conversation about the battle against human trafficking.
Fighting Modern Day Slavery . . .
A conversation about the battle against human trafficking
Thursday, January 11, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
YWCA Greenwich, 259 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT
International Labour Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally.
In 2016, an estimated 1 out of 6 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely child sex trafficking victims. Of those, 86% were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran. There is no official estimate of the total number of human trafficking victims in the U.S., but Polaris estimates that the total number of victims nationally reaches into the hundreds of thousands when estimates of both adults and minors and sex trafficking and labor trafficking are aggregated.
Join us for a provocative conversation with a panel of experts who care deeply about this issue, are battling every day to expose these crimes, and who will provide insight into what citizens can do to fight this terrible assault on humanity.
To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, contact Joan Mockler at email@example.com or call 203-869-6501, ext. 104
Click on the photo for bios of each speaker.
Anti-Defamation League of CT
Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich
Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education
Child Guidance Center of Southern CT, Inc.
Christ Church Greenwich
Fairfield County's Community Foundation,
The Fund for Women & Girls
Family Centers, Inc.
First United Methodist Church of Greenwich
Global Partnership to End Human Trafficking
Greenwich Department of Human Services
Greenwich Police Department
Greenwich Public Schools
Greenwich United Way
India Cultural Center
Inner City Foundation for Charity & Education
Junior League of Greenwich
Kids in Crisis
Neighbor to Neighbor
Roundhill Community Church
Saint Barnabas Church
Saint Paul Episcopal Church Riverside
Second Congregational Church
The High Ground
Town of Greenwich
Urban League of Southern CT
Yale-New Haven Health Greenwich Hospital