Mercy Alumnae Association Hosts Human Trafficking Discussion

Event Details

Date/Time
6 Feb 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location
Mercy High School, 1740 Randolph Road, Middletown, CT

Event Description

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is happy to support the Mercy High School Alumnae Association as they discuss the reality of human trafficking.

On February 6th, the Mercy Alumnae Association will host a panel of professionals to discuss human trafficking. Unfortunately, human trafficking knows no boundaries and afflicts many communities, including ours.  The Berlin Turnpike, not even a 10 minute drive from Middletown, is a known hotbed of human trafficking activity.  The Alumnae Association feels that it is important that the community be aware of the reality and locality of human trafficking and that it affects all types and ages of people.  Perhaps more importantly, the Mercy Alumnae Association want attendees to learn how to prevent or identify risky behavior that makes youth more susceptible to being trafficked.  By breaching this difficult subject in an open forum, where professionals are available to solicit questions from the audience, they hope that the discourse will continue and spread, and that the community can become a safer, more self-aware place for our neighbors.

The panel currently consists of three professionals, an FBI agent in New Haven, a Middletown police officer and a representative from DCF.  The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and will run for about 60 minutes, followed by a Q&A session of about 30 minutes.  After the program, the panelists as well as a registered therapist will be available for audience members who would like to speak more confidentially.

Light refreshments will be available.  The discussion is free and open to the public.

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