Trafficking Awareness Seminar on 7/27/19 & Recent Arrests in the News

Sex Trafficking Seminar on July 27th

Nooksack Valley Christ Community Church together with International Saints & Abolitionists will be hosting a Sex Trafficking Prevention Seminar from 10 am - 2:30 pm on Saturday, July 27 at  109 W 3rd St, Everson, WA 98247.

Come and learn from multiple speakers about…

  • What is sex trafficking?

  • What does it look like at home and abroad?

  • What does it mean to be a protective parent?

  • What does it mean to Decrease Demand?

  • What does Jesus have to say about it all?

Childcare and lunch provided with RSVP.

Click here to RSVP. It really helps for seating/childcare/lunch which are all provided by NVCCC!

See you there!
SAH

Want to learn more about the face of modern-day slavery? Visit  www.hope4justice.org/learnmore/ 

Recent arrests in the news:

Can we call it good news when men who commit crimes of child porn and trafficking are caught?  Yes.  But the bad side of that same news is that  those arrests also reveal some of the ugly underbelly of our society that we don't see or think about every day.  It  gives us a glimpse of demeaning exploitation that, quite frankly, many people just don't want to acknowledge.

"After all - it's not happening here.  Not in our town.  Not in our backyard..." or so we'd like to think.  But that thinking is wrong.  It is happening here.  It's just happening behind closed doors, out of our sight.  Vulnerable children and adult victims are being exploited.  

After reading the articles listed below, you are encouraged to go back to the top of this page and sign up for the sex trafficking seminar on 7/27/19.  What you learn may help arrest the next predator -- or better yet, prevent a predator from exploiting a child you know.

Recent arrests that made the news this past week:

In Washington state:
 On July 11, 2019, YakTriNews.com reported that a Tri-Cities businessman was arrested on child porn charges.  Click here for more info.

In Chicago:  On 7/11/19 NBCNewYork.com reported, "Singer R. Kelly has been arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges, according to two law enforcement officials."  Click here to read more.

In New York: Multiple sources reported on 7/6/19 that Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in New York City on sex trafficking-related charges. 

Breitbart.com reported, "David Boies, an attorney who represents a pair of Epstein accusers, said in a statement to the Daily Beast. “It is an important step towards getting justice for the many victims of Mr. Epstein’s sex trafficking enterprise."

“We hope that prosecutors will not stop with Mr. Epstein because there were many other people who participated with him and made the sex trafficking possible,” added Boies."  Additional details available here.