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Contact: Michael D. Butler, Sr. Primary Contact, M3 New Media
918.550.8000 Desk 918.955.3227 Cell
On Tuesday, January 11, Tulsa organizations are coming together to observe Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Executive orders signed by President Bush and President Obama make January 11 the National Day of Observation that coincides with the Global Observance Day. Citizens united for a safer Oklahoma are coming together with twelve Tulsa area organizations to raise awareness, educate the public and alert the media about how Oklahomans can respond in 2011.
Thirty million people are trafficked for sex globally each year-3 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. Oklahoma is caught in the crossfire and is a major trafficking destination and casualty because of the highway systems.
At 2 pm there will be a Press Conference hosted for local media. Each organization will have an announcement for the media followed by a time of Q & A. The Press Conference and Event will be at Agora Coffeehouse 4959 S. 79th E. Ave, Tulsa, OK 74145. Exhibitors from each organization will be on hand with information and representatives at the Press Conference and the Evening Public Forum from 6-7:30 pm. RSVP on Facebook.
Here is a snap shot of 4 of the 12 organizations that will be on hand sharing information with the public:
Mark Elam, Founder and CEO of O.A.T.H. Coalition (Oklahomans Against Trafficking Humans) Mark has been named by the FBI as Oklahoman of the Year for his work in the fight to end human trafficking. Mark is actively working victim’s organizations and legislators to end trafficking in Oklahoma.
Jason Weis, National Walk Director for Stop Child Trafficking Now, New York, NY. SCTNow focuses on the demand side of child trafficking by infiltrating, investigating & implementing investigations leading to the arrest, prosecution & conviction of child sexual predators.
Sean Spellecy, Founder & CEO, Child Safety, Inc. CSI is a patented technology that keeps children & families safe. Sean’s team will be on hand to talk about the sex offender registry & how to keep your family safe with technology.
Media RSVP’s please contact Michael Butler about Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day-Tulsa
Pamala Kennedy Chestnut, Author of Novel: More Than Rice, a Journey through the Underworld of Human Trafficking. As a local novelist and global conference speaker Pamala shares the stories of the girls who have been trafficked and not only helps the reader understand how it happens but challenges the reader to make a difference.
Press Contact: Michael D. Butler, Sr, M3 New Media
918.550.8000 Desk 918.955.3227 Cell Michael@M3NewMedia.net
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