Human Trafficking Event Flyer

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:     Paula Jones

901.219.2930

paularjones@bellsouth.net

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. – Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter hosts Human Trafficking Awareness Public Forum

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (October 23, 2015) – Shelby County (TN) Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will shine a light on the horrors of human trafficking at a public forum on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church located at 7289 Highway 64 Bartlett, TN. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings mainly for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor. It is a horrific crime against humanity on a local and global level. Mostly young girls— are trafficked and fall victim to this exploitation. We want you to join us for an afternoon to hear about we are affected right here in Shelby County.  The FBI, Memphis Police Department Sex Crimes Unit, US Attorney’s Office of Ed Stanton and other community resource vendors will be on site.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Consisting of a sisterhood of more than  200,000 predominately Black college educated women, the Sorority  currently has over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan  (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas  and the Republic of Korea. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust:

Economic Development

Educational Development

International Awareness and Involvement

Physical and Mental Health

Political Awareness and Involvement

The Sorority was founded January 13, 1913, by 22 students at Howard University. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities.  The Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides public service in the areas of Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Cordova, Eads, Fisherville, Germantown, Lakeland, Millington & Southeast Shelby County. The award-winning chapter was chartered on April 25, 2009, and has awarded over $50,000.00 in scholarships since 2011. For more about Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. visit us at http://www.sctacdst.com

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On Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9:00 am– 2:00 pm at the Andy B’s Entertainment Center, located at 6276 Stage Road, Memphis, TN 38134:  Once in a Wifetime is hosting Beauty Behind Bars Memphis.  Beauty Behind Bars helps women/girls break away from mental incarceration & self imprisonment of low self-esteem, doubt, depression, suicide, dream killing, domestic violence, and human trafficking.  The conference teaches accountability, how to pick up the pieces and press forward, how to accomplish dreams/goals, saying goodbye to negativity or bad relationships, and the importance of loving self from the inside out.  
beauty behind bars
Tennessee was recently named as a state with an increase in domestic violence, teenage pregnancy, and quickly climbing the top 5 statistics in human trafficking.  Due to these alarming and increasing statistics in the state of Tennessee we are hosting this conference to teach innovative methods of the importance of getting help, and how to identify when you are mentally incarcerated, self-imprisoned, or in unhealthy/negative situations.
 
There are thousands of women/girls who need to hear and be a part of this life changing conference which will include 8 dynamic speakers. The conference is FREE for women and girls of all ages.  We are asking if you and your church would attend and be a part of this life changing event with us.  We know that your presence and participation can help us save a women’s/girl’s life.  If you or your women’s ministry/girls youth group cannot attend, please share this info with someone who would benefit from this conference.  Please visit our website and watch our info-commercial by clicking on this link http://www.onceinawifetime.com/beauty-behind-barstrade.html.   You may also read the article from our Beauty Behind Bars Nashville Tour, which made the front page of the Tennessean Newspaper by clicking on this link http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2015/07/18/helping-women-mental-death-row-blessed-row/30353685/  I have attached a flyer of the Memphis event to this email.  We look forward to your reply to this email and hearing back from you soon!
 
Tiffany Love, President
Office:  615-417-7717

Hello. We would like to invite you to the upcoming “Setting Captives Free” Human Trafficking awareness training that is unlike anything you have been a part of before. You may be have to trainings on human trafficking before, but just look who is going to be at this training and the session topics. This is a training you and your colleagues do not want to miss…

Where will the training be held? The training will be held at the Tennsco Community Center, 115 Tennsco Drive, Dickson, TN 37055 on 8/8/14. There is plenty of free parking. Registration and continental breakfast will be served at 7:30am and training will begin promptly at 8:00am and end at 5:15pm.

Who should attend the training? This is training is for first responders, medical and legal personal, social workers, the faith-based community, advocacy groups, and those wanting to learn more about Human Trafficking.

What will be offered at the training? Not only will you be able to network with professionals in the anti-trafficking movement; (8) contact hours for professionals; (8) hours POST certification for TN law enforcement. The registration fee is $70 per person, which includes continental breakfast, all conference and training materials, and certificate.

Who will be there? You will hear from specialists in the anti-trafficking movement, such as: TBI; Internet Crimes against Children Division; the Center for Missing & Exploited Children; law enforcement and other first responders; a former trafficker; a former purchaser “John”; rescue teams; advocates; and survivors.

What will be covered? Sessions will include: human trafficking 101 & 201; victim identification; pimp culture; the impact of human trafficking; TN anti-trafficking efforts; the demand of human trafficking; the role of technology in human trafficking and anti-trafficking efforts; missing and exploited children; ritual abuse; and questioning techniques; TN laws; and work through some real cases.

How do I register? There are two ways to register: (1) online at Eventbrite.com and look up by conference name “Setting Captives Free” Human Trafficking Awareness Training or (2) mail registration to A Bridge of Hope, P.O. Box 3960, Cordova, TN 38088. For more information, please contact Kimberly Benson, at A Bridge of Hope at (901) 487-6577 or via email at BuildingBridgesTogether@yahoo.com.

Where do we stay? For those traveling from out of town, we have arranged a special rate for $79/night at the Comfort Inn, located at 1085 East Christie Drive, Dickson, TN 37055 (615) 740-1000 (mention you are with the “Setting Captives Free” Human Trafficking Awareness Conference).

Respectfully,
Kimberly Benson
A Bridge of Hope
P.O. Box 3960
Cordova, TN 38088
(901) 487-6577
Website:www.ABridgeOfHope.org

“Setting Captives Free” Human Trafficking Awareness Conference – Friday, August 8, 2014

We would like to invite you, your organization, and your departments to come to our “Setting Captives Free” Human Trafficking Awareness Conference.

Where will the training be held?  The training will be held at the Tennsco Community Center, 115 Tennsco Drive, Dickson, TN 37055.  There is plenty of free parking.  Registration and continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 am and training will begin promptly at 8:00 am and end at 5:15 pm.

Who should attend the training?  This is training is for first responders, medical and legal personal, social workers, the faith-based community, advocacy groups, and those wanting to learn more about Human Trafficking.

What will be offered at the training?  Not only will you be able to network with professionals in the anti-trafficking movement; (8) contact hours for professionals; (8) hours POST certification for TN law enforcement. The registration fee is $70 per person, which includes continental breakfast, all conference and training materials, and certificate.

Who will be there?  You will hear from specialists in the anti-trafficking movement, such as: TBI; Internet Crimes against Children Division; the Center for Missing & Exploited Children; law enforcement; rescue teams; first responders; advocates; and survivors.

What will be covered?  Sessions will include: human trafficking 101; victim identification; pimp culture; the impact of human trafficking; TN anti-trafficking efforts; the demand of human trafficking; the role of technology in human trafficking and anti-trafficking efforts; missing and exploited children;  ritual abuse; and questioning techniques; case studies; laws; and you will be part of a very interactive training & discussion.

How do I register? There are two ways to register:  (1) online at Eventbrite.com and look up by conference name “Setting Captives Free” Human Trafficking Awareness Training or (2) mail registration to A Bridge of Hope, P.O. Box 3960, Cordova, TN 38088.  For more information, please contact Kimberly Benson, at A Bridge of Hope at (901) 487-6577 or via email at BuildingBridgesTogether@yahoo.com.

 

Where do we stay?  For those traveling from out of town, we have arranged a special rate for $79/night at the Comfort Inn, located at 1085 East Christie Drive, Dickson, TN  37055 (615) 740-1000 (mention you are with the “Setting Captives Free” Human Trafficking Awareness Conference).

**Please forward this to any and all people that you feel would benefit from this training.  The more people who know, the less who don’t.

 

Respectfully,

 

Kimberly Benson

A Bridge of Hope

P.O. Box 3960

Cordova, TN  38088

(901) 487-6577

Website:www.ABridgeOfHope.org

 

Restoring Lives; Rebuilding Lives for those who are hungry, imprisoned, victimized, and broken.

Find the hungry, feed them.

Find the imprisoned, visit them.

Find the victimized, restore them.

Find the broken, mend them.

Setting Captives Free” Human Trafficking Awareness Conference on April 4-5th.  We are offering C.E.U.s for professionals and P.O.S.T. certification for law enforcement.
 
Location:  Clarion Hotel, 2227 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN  37129  (615) 896-2420
Registration Fee:  $70/person, includes (1) full buffet breakfast and beverage, conference and training materials, and certificate.
Vendor Booth Fee:  $75/per table, which includes (1) registration, (1) full buffet breakfast and beverage, (1) 6-8’ display table, and (2) chairs.  You will be required to man your own booth and may have others at the conference to help you man the booth.  This vendor fee again only admits one.  Each participant will be required to purchase individual registrations for full participation in conference.  Each vendor will be listed in our conference program and you will be able to keep all proceeds from products sold.  There will be approximately 250 people in attendance.
Hotel Reservations:  We have a block of rooms with a special rate for those of you coming from out of town at a rate of $70 + tax/night at the Clarion Hotel, 2227 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN  37129.  You may contact the hotel directly at (615) 896-2420 and ask for the room block for “human trafficking conference”.
Registration Details:  To register for this event, please go to Eventbrite.com and look up “Setting Captives Free” Human Trafficking Awareness Conference.  Remember hotel reservations must be made directly through the hotel and is notincluded in your conference registration fee.
Agenda:  (Final agenda will be posted on our website soon.)
 
Friday April 4, 2014
Early Registration and Networking – 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m. inside Clarion Hotel Atrium
Vendors may begin setting up their booths this evening.  (Event hosts and hotel are not held liable for booth products on or before conference.)
 
 
Saturday April 5, 2014
7:45a.m. – 8:15a.m.                 Registration & Serving of Breakfast
 
8:15a.m. – 8:25a.m.                 Welcome, Instructions, Theme of Conference
 
8:25a.m. – 8:35a.m.                 Legislative Speaker, Resolution
 
8:35a.m. – 8:45a.m.                 Legislative Speaker, Resolution
 
8:45a.m. – 8:55a.m.                 Murfreesboro Mayor
 
8:55a.m. – 9:20a.m.                 The Anti-Trafficking Efforts & Laws on Human Trafficking
 
9:20a.m.- 10:10a.m.                Anti-Trafficking Efforts, John School, Hannah Project
                                     Assistant District Attorney Antoinette Welch
 
10:10a.m. – 10:40a.m.             Juvenile Justice & Human Trafficking in TN
                                                Juvenile Judge
 
10:40a.m. – 11:20a.m.             Human Trafficking 101, Victimology, Identification, Myths
 
11:20a.m. – 12:00p.m.            Pimp Culture
 
12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.              Lunch on their own
 
1:00p.m. – 1:50p.m.                The Impact of Human Trafficking
 
1:50p.m. – 2:40p.m.                TN Laws & Case Studies
           
2:40p.m. – 3:30p.m.                Missing & Exploited Children; The Connection to Human Trafficking & Case Studies
                                                Sgt. Len Edwards, Executive Director COMEC
 
3:30p.m. – 4:15p.m.                Panel Discussion & Survivor Testimonies
 
4:15p.m. – 5:00p.m.                Investigative Strategies, Questioning, Case Studies
 
5:00p.m. – 5:15p.m.                A Mobilization Call to Action
 
Sponsorships:  We would love to showcase your organization through a variety of different sponsorship levels that we have available.  Please contact us if you or your organization would like to be a sponsor of this event.
We would love to see you and your group there!  Please let us know if there are any questions you may have.
Respectfully,
A Bridge of Hope
P.O. Box 3960
Cordova, TN  38088
Restoring Lives; Rebuilding Lives for those who are hungry, imprisoned, victimized, and broken.
  Find the hungry, feed them.
  Find the imprisoned, visit them.
  Find the victimized, restore them.
  Find the broken, mend them.
We are having several trainings throughout Tennessee in the very near future and wanted to invite you and your circle.  It is a FREE training and aimed at first responders including law enforcement.  We welcome those who are directly involved with the care of children/at-risk youth, such as medical personnel, foster care system, Department of Children’s Services, EMTs, legal professionals  etc.  Law enforcement will receive 8 hours of POST certification and other professionals may earn CEUs.
We need you to RSVP for each training, but we have plenty of room.  The following are the trainings and we have attached the flyers for each location.
May 1st, 12:00p.m.-8:00p.m.:  KNOXVILLE – Knoxville Public Library, Cedar Bluff Branch, 9045 Cross Park Drive, Knoxville, TN  37923.  Free parking is available.
May 2nd, 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m.: CHATTANOOGA – Chattanooga Public Library, Downtown Branch, 1001 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN  37402.  Paid parking in area.
May 10th, 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.:  PULASKI – Pulaski Parks & Recreation Department, 333 East College St., Pulaski, TN  38478.  Free parking is available.
May 17th, 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m.: JOHNSON CITY – Johnson City Public Library, 1001 West Millard Street, Johnson City, TN  37604.  Free parking is available.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

A Bridge of Hope

Kimberly Benson, President
P.O. Box 3960
Cordova, TN 38088
(901) 487-6577
Fax (901) 249-7972
www.ABridgeofHope.org
BuildingBridgesTogether@yahoo.com
Facebook Community Page: A Bridge of Hope
Twitter: @abridgeofhopeht 
“Restoring Lives, Rebuilding Hope”