Let Them Be Heard: Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery
April 9, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Rice University’s Boniuk Institute and St. Philip Presbyterian Church present the Spring 2017 Church and Society Series.
Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor. Victims are young children, teenagers, men and women. Human trafficking is a violation of basic human rights. Human trafficking needs to be addressed from a human rights perspective that centers on efforts to restore the most basic human rights of a trafficked person…their human freedom.
Mary MacJohnson is a Girl Scout working to achieve her Gold Award by educating Houstonians about the realities and seriousness of human trafficking. She has chosen to focus on human trafficking after realizing how prevalent the issue is in the Houston community and how little people seem to know about it.
Chris Horton is the community education specialist for United Against Human Trafficking, a lead organization of a coalition of Houston-area non-profits, faith-based organizations, government agencies/entities and others whose mission it is to end human trafficking.
This event is free and open to the public. For additional information on the Church and Society Series at St. Philip Presbyterian Church, click HERE.
This event is co-sponsored by St. Philip Presbyterian Church.