Human trafficking—simply stated, the trade of humans,
modern day slavery, most commonly for the purpose of forced labor or sexual
exploitation. It’s one of those uneasy topics that most everyone agrees is a
horrible thing, but it certainly couldn’t be happening here, not in my home
town. However, it’s far more prevalent than you’d think. Even in northeastern Wisconsin.
The question remains: what can I, just a regular, everyday person, do about it?
Well, open and constructive conversation is in important, necessary step in the
right direction. In this spirit, Manitowoc Public Library is hosting the open
forum/panel discussion regarding “Human Trafficking in Our Community,” at 6 PM
on Monday, November 13th, in the Balkansky Community Room.
Participants include Detective Erik Kowalski, of the Manitowoc Police
Department, Julie Ribley, the CASA Director at Lakeshore CAP, and Kris Pierce
of 5-stones, an Appleton-based non-profit organization dedicated to raising the awareness regarding sex
trafficking in Wisconsin. The evening will begin
with a screening of the 5-stones short film, Innocence Sold,” which is
appropriate for those ages 12 and up. Everyone is encouraged to attend and
participate in this crucial conversation. Admission is FREE!!!
Event Type(s): Special Event
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens