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As the local human trafficking task force fights to bring an end to trafficking in our area, they are met with a constant challenge: how to effectively support the survivors.

One successful idea has been to have events for the survivors so they may socialize in a safe environment with other survivors and their caseworkers as well as community helpers. Our human trafficking awareness group, a collaboration of local churches, hosted such an event.

We chose a crafting theme which included several kids crafts, card making, glass etching, and bracelet making. Everyone enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of friendly conversation with a backdrop of fun 50s and 60s music.

The afternoon was topped off with a delicious lunch of burgers from In N’Out for which everyone cheered. Yum!

 

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Thursday, the Stop Human Trafficking Action Group hosted a movie event. We showed the highly acclaimed short film “The Return” and afterward had a Q&A with the writer/director Matthew Szewczyk.

The film is based on a true human trafficking/labor trafficking case in Orange County, California. The film is a brutal reminder that human trafficking does happen in every country, in every city around the world.

We appreciate everyone who came out to our event as well as those who helped and supported us to get this event put together. A special thank you, too, to Matthew for giving of his time and talent so we could have this event.

 

Fair trade coffee, tea and sugar for our guests.

Fair trade coffee, tea and sugar for our guests.

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Our booth.

Our booth.

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Watching the film

Watching the film

A good turnout

A good turnout

Q&A with Matthew

Q&A with Matthew