Ebenezer UMC Hosts Human Trafficking Awareness and Action Forum
If you think slavery is a thing of the past, think again. There are currently 20 to 27 million global victims of human trafficking, a modern-day version of slavery that includes prostitution, pornography, household servitude and commercial forced labor. At least 100,000 of these victims are children in the United States. Following the example of 19th century abolitionists, Ebenezer United Methodist Church is seeking to raise awareness and take action against human trafficking by hosting a dinner and panel discussion on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at 161 Embrey Mill Road in Stafford. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM, followed by a film and presentation about modern-day slavery from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Representatives from the Central Virginia Justice Initiative, the International Justice Mission and the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about how to join the effort to abolish human trafficking. The event is free and open to the public, and child care is available. Registration is required. Sign up at ebenezerumc.org/events/ or call 540-659-1349 for more information.