Tuesday, February 7, 2012

LBCC:“Traffick Jam” Presentation on Human Trafficking and Exploitation

“Traffick Jam,” a presentation on human trafficking and exploitation in American, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Linn-Benton Community College Diversity Achievement Center, second floor Forum Building, room F-220, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Jim Westfall, cofounder of the Door to Grace organization in Portland, will present statistics on human trafficking and share information on the organization and how communities can get involved.

Door to Grace
provides restorative care services and safe shelter for children who are survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. The presentation helps bring awareness to human exploitation in America, with special focus on Portland and the surrounding areas.

Guest speaker Jessica Richardson, a survivor of human exploitation, will share her story. She was 17 when she was trafficked from Oregon to California to Canada as part of the West Coast sex trade. Now 31 and living in Gresham, she shares her story in an effort to raise awareness about human trafficking.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Diversity Achievement Center at 541-917-4461.

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