Tulsa, OK 1/9/11
Wikipedia Definition-Human trafficking is the illegal trade in human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor: a modern-day form of slavery.
These numbers come from the US State Dept. and the United Nations. The staggering thing is that every 30 seconds another child is trafficked on the globe and Oklahoma is at the heart of the human trafficking issue in the United States; because of the highway systems that run through here. If Oklahoma’s highways are at the heart of the problem-the heart of the full-time abolitionist is at the heart of the solution and the organizations that have been founded here make Tulsa a “City on a Hill” for global solutions and US cities everywhere.
After becoming aware of the in 2005 Mark traveled to India, Southeast Asia and the Philippines to learn how to address the growing problem in the US and in Oklahoma.
While raising awareness and support for the global problem, Mr. Elam discovered that human trafficking and child sex trafficking is happening here in America as well.
A recent article in the Tulsa World
and other local media introduced you to full-time activists turned abolionists Jason and Kristin Weis.
Now, the Jenks couple in their early 40s work together to raise funds and awareness about the national organization Stop Child Trafficking Now, which “addresses the demand side of child sex trafficking by targeting buyers/predators for prosecution and conviction,”
Meet Sean Spellecy Founder, Child Safety, Inc.
Child Safety, Inc. was launched in July of 2010 in Tulsa, OK by Sean Spellecy. “As a school principaI I got tired of saying,
‘I’m sorry, I wish there was something more we could do.'”At CSI Our motto is: “Total Life Security”. We have a multi-phased protection program to enhance safety for families and organizations.
With offices in Bixby, OK and Portland, OR Child Safety, Inc. is making a difference with their patented technology that can literally reduce the time it takes for law enforcement to issue an amber alert from 50 minutes down to 10 minutes. “Those first few hours when a child goes missing are crucial and with the CSI Card parents get peace of mind.”
These are just 4 of the 12 organizations that will be present at the Tulsa Human Trafficking Awareness event slated for Tuesday in Tulsa. As part of a Presidential Proclamation to observe the entire month of January and the day of the 11th as “Human Trafficking Awareness & Slavery Prevention.”
Pamala Kennedy Chestnut will be on hand to sign copies of her new Novel More Than Rice-A Journey Through The Underworld of Human Trafficking. Pamala is in the middle of an extensive book tour and inspires audiences and leaves readers with a call to action not a feeling of helplessness. Tulsans who come to Agora Coffeeshop Tuesday night, Jan 11th from 6-8 pm will be informed, inspired and presented many opportunities to connect and make a difference.
By book marking http://HumanTraffickinginfo.org readers can see what hundreds of organizations are doing to address the issue of human trafficking globally and specifically in Oklahoma.
Written as a result of her international travels, Chestnut shares a story of hope from despair in her fourth book and first novel published by M3NewMedia.net/services
The M3NewMedia.net team decided it was time to launch a website in Oklahoma that showcased all of the great organizations that are making a difference with human trafficking. Updated nearly daily, this website will showcase what organizations, NGO’s, Non-profits and citizen’s groups are doing to end human trafficking in Oklahoma.
Some of these groups are more focused on creating public awareness and education, while others are focused rescuing victims and getting them restored. Yet others are involved in urging lawmakers to create laws making it easier to prosecute predators. SCTNow is working with local law enforcement to serve up cases against predators making it easier for law enforcement to prosecute.
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