In observance of Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day & Global Human Trafficking Awareness Week.
The Tulsa community is coming together to: be educated about human trafficking, to network and be motivated to end human trafficking everywhere. Did you know there are twice as many slaves today as there were in Abraham Lincoln’s time? The people of Tulsa want to change that statistic, starting with their own state. -Thirty million people are trafficked for sex globally each year. -Three Million of those are children and 200,000 of those children are right here in the USA. This makes the United States the world’s #1 Sex tourism destination.
This will be a great opportunity to do some great networking with people and organizations that are making a difference. Mark Elam, Founder and CEO of OATH Coalition (Oklahomans Against Trafficking Humans) and named by the FBI as Oklahoman of the Year for his work in the fight to end human trafficking. Mark is actively working with victims, victim’s organizations and legislators to end trafficking in Oklahoma and beyond. Mark’s work has been influential in shaping how other states address their trafficking issues. http://OATHCoalition.org/
Jason Weis, Jason is the National Walk Director for Stop Child Trafficking Now based out of New York, NY Jason and his wife Kristin felt the call to end human trafficking in 2008 and came to Tulsa to attend Victory Bible Institute. Since then they have worked actively with SCT Now to go after the demand side of human trafficking. http://SCTNow.org/ Jason has been successful receiving media coverage and spreading awareness and mobilizing college students and young adults for the cause.
Nationally recognized author and former Mrs. California, Pamala Kennedy Chestnut in her fourth book and first novel takes the reader on a “Journey Through The Underworld of Human Trafficking” but doesn’t leave the reader hanging in turmoil-the call to action motivates the reader to do something now to make a difference in their world. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a photo with Pamala and pick up several autographed copies of her new novel. http://MoreThanRice.com/
Child Safety, Inc. Sean Spellecy (former Oklahoma school principal) is the Founder & CEO of CSI a patented technology that keeps children and families safe. http://ChildSafetyIncorp.com/
Bring your business cards, sip some tea or cappuccino, meet some new friends and learn how to make a difference to end human trafficking.
Daniel Kleefeld’s music has touched thousands around the world. Enjoy the music of Daniel Kleefeld as you network and learn how to end human trafficking in our generation. http://www.kleefeld.com/
Fox 23’s Day Break will be featuring several of the participants on their morning show January the 10th so be sure to tune in to Fox23.com. For more on how Tulsa is working with local law enforcement to solve this problem and be a model city
Tulsa Declares War On Sex Trafficking-First US City Using Ground Breaking Technology Dec 2, 2010 http://m3newmedia.net/human-trafficking-tulsa-oklahoma
Thanks to our Sponsors: Agora Coffee, Gallagher Wellness Center, OATH Coalition, Stop Child Trafficking Now Tulsa, Pamala Kennedy Chestnut, author of More Than Rice, Daniel Kleefeld, Child Safety, Inc., Lauri Rottmayer, The Mrs. Oklahoma Pageant, Hearts of Confidence, The Tulsa Food Blog & M3 New Media. Online Event Registration > HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay.com