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January Is Human Trafficking Awareness Month – What Will You Do?


Human Trafficking Awareness Panel Discussion and Candlelight Vigil

Date: January 9, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (5:00 pm networking reception at Hunter Hall)
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1105 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25301 (across the street from YWCA Charleston – parking available at the church)
Description: Join YWCA Charleston for a panel discussion on how West Virginia is responding to human trafficking from an enforcement and prosecution front, how we are supporting survivors, and how you can help. A candlelight vigil will be held in honor of victims and survivors. Featured panelists: Delegate Barbara Fleischauer; Angie Conn, Survivor Advocate; Special Agent Brian Morris, US Department of Homeland Security. Reserve your seat: RSVP online at www.ywcacharleston.org.
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Labor Trafficking Awareness Night
Date: January 12, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Tenfold Fair Trade Collection, 180 High St, Harpers Ferry, WV
Description: Tenfold Fair Trade Collection has partnered with Shenandoah Women’s Center (SWC) for a night of fair trade shopping. Learn about fair trade and the dangers of labor trafficking. 15% of the day’s proceeds will be donated to SWC.
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What Do You Know About Human Trafficking? – Showing of Film: “Call + Response”
Date: January 19, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: 143 N. Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, WV
Description: Shenandoah Women’s Center will be offering a showing of “Call + Response,” a call to action against modern day slavery, followed by a Q & A. Hosted by the New Earth Granary.
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Documentary: “Tricked”
Date: January 25, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Berkeley Plaza Theatre
Description: Shenandoah’s Women’s Center presents the documentary “Tricked” to spread awareness about the truths of human trafficking. The event is free to attend! SWC is a resource center and shelter for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking. Come out to learn about the dangers happening in your community! *Be aware that the film contains mature content.
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WV Response to Victims of Human Trafficking
(Training is FULL!)

Date: January 30, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: St. Joseph Retreat Center, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, WV 26003
Description: This training will provide:

    • Legal and behavioral aspects of human trafficking
    • WV protocol for criminal and services response
    • Interviewing and assessing potential survivors
    • Working together to provide comprehensive, victim-centered services

Sponsored by Sisters of St. Joseph Health and Wellness Foundation, Youth Services System, Inc., and the WV Human Trafficking Task Force. For questions regarding registration, contact: Paula Haddon, Youth Services System, Inc.; mccrary@ysswv.com / 304-233-9627. Registration deadline January 19, 2018.
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