Human Trafficking: No Longer Just an International Problem
On March 4, 2017 from 3-5 pm the Legislative Committee led by Chair LaTonya Ford executed a wonderful program on Human Trafficking at Ingalls Hospital in Harvey, IL. Powerful presentations were made by Detective Sandra Baptiste, Cassandra Ma, Senator Toi Hutchinson, and Maureen (Moe) Forte. Our fabulous speakers educated all of our guests on the various aspects of human trafficking, including how to spot it, who is susceptible to it and what makes you susceptible, how to prevent it, what to do when you see it, how to advocate on behalf of the victims, and the reality of what’s happening right before our eyes, in our own neighborhoods. A special educational breakout session was held for group 4 and 5 children, and our group 6 will be in with the adults.