Human Trafficking Event Flyer

News Release



CONTACT:     Paula Jones


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

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Golf tournament benefiting Family Safety Center

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 AM

Shotgun start at 1 PM

Links at Galloway Golf Course

This year marks the inaugural golf tournament benefiting the Family Safety Center. The exciting event will feature lunch, a variety of contests, as well as a silent auction featuring box seats to a St. Louis Cardinals game, overnight stays at various Tunica casinos and autographed merchandise from Marc Gasol, Avery Williamson, Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema and more.  For more information about sponsorships or playing in the tournament, please contact Jordan Moore at

Neighborhood Block Party: Stompin’ out Domestic Violence & Finding a cure for Breast Cancer Forum

Saturday, Oct. 17 @ 10 AM to 1 PM

Orange Mound Community Center, 2572 Park Avenue

Public asked to donate toiletries, cash or purchase official t-shirt; donations will benefit the YWCA Shelter for Abused Women and Children and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Sponsored by Men of Tau Iota Sigma, Memphis Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, and Orange Mound Community Center

Speak out Sunday

Sunday, Oct 18

Pastors and faith leaders from throughout Memphis will join together to draw attention to Domestic Violence through Speak Out Sunday.  That Sunday, efforts of members from United Against Violence Memphis (UAV901) will be realized when pastors at many Memphis churches preach a message about domestic violence.

Leading up to the event UAV901 is asking churches to participate and encourage their congregation to show their support by wearing purple and help in the effort to shine the light on, and end, domestic violence.

“Celebrating our Differences” – FFUN’s 6th Annual Multicultural Unity in the Community Picnic

Sunday, Oct 18 @ 1:30 – 4 PM

Audubon Park @ corner of Park and South Goodlett

Guest speakers, free food and entertainment

For more information, call Stevie Moore @ 502-7387 or email stevei!

Domestic Violence and How to Break the Cycle

Monday, Oct 19 @ 3- 4 PM

Poplar-White Station Branch Library, 5094 Poplar Avenue

Speaker from Family Safety Center

For information, call 415-2777.

Domestic Violence Summit & Community Forum

Saturday, Oct 24 – Registration @ 8 AM; event begins @ 9:15 AM

Greater Imani Church Cathedral of Faith, 3824 Austin Peay Highway

Featuring US Attorney Edward Stanton III and Assistant Director – Attorney General – Domestic Violence Marianne Bell. Sponsored by Shelby County Crime Victims Center, FBI, Circle of Life, Family Safety Center, Memphis Child Advocacy Center and YWCA

RSVP to 337-3460 or 949-9334 or email or

Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Saturday, Oct 24 @ 10 Am – noon

Frayser Branch Library, 3712 Argonne

Call 415-2768 to register.

What now? Domestic Violence Awareness Forum

Saturday, Oct 24 @ 10 AM- noon

Dominion Church, 794 East Raines Rd.

Tickets $5 on EventBrite.

Hit to not be Hit

Monday, Oct 26 @ 6 – 7:30 PM

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Meeting Room C

This workshop will teach self-defense tactics to outmaneuver attackers and make smart decisions to stay safe.

Call 415-2734 for more information.

14th Annual Conference for Clergy and Congregations: The Church’s Response to Violence

Keynote speaker: Dr. Scott Stoner, director of the Samaritan Foundation for Church and Family Wellness

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave

Sponsored by St. John’s United Methodist Church, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and Church Health Center

Admission is free, but space is limited to the first 300 registrants. Deadline to register is October 21, 2015. To register, please call 901-261-8833 or log on to

The Voice Domestic Violence Seminar

Saturday, Oct. 31 @ 10 AM to 2 PM

CAAP, Inc., 4041 Knight Arnold Road

This free event will include speakers, giveaways, food, music, games and more.

Contact Jasmine Wright at 901-367-7550, ext. 2002 or for more information.

6th Annual Men’s DV Advocacy Awards Celebration

Sat, Oct 31 @ 10 AM – 12 PM

Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Avenue


For additional listings of domestic violence awareness events, please see

or contact Jordan Moore (

The Memphis/Shelby County Children and Youth Council will sponsor a panel discussion, Youth Violence: Bullying, Cyber-Bullying and School and Mob Violence, on April 22, 2015 from 9:00-11:30 at the Urban Child Institute, located at 600 Jefferson Avenue. Please click on the link below for more information and to register.…

Gwendolyn Wright
Memphis/Shelby County Regional Coordinator
Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth
One Commerce Square
40 South Main Street, Suite 1023
Memphis, TN 38103
901 543-7657

Free HIV Testing at FSC

Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Domestic Violence Review and Response Team

Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Exchange Club Victims Support Group

Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.


Order of Protection: What to Expect at the Hearing 

 Hosted by FSC, Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS), YWCA and Cocaine and Alcohol Awareness Program, Inc. (CAAP)

Dec. 18, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Jan. 3, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Jan. 15, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Jan. 22, 2 to 3 p.m.
Family Safety Center Conference Room

Learn more here.


FSC Strategic Planning Meeting 

January 28th (full day)
January 29 (1/2 day)
The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis (1900 Union Avenue)

Family Safety Center

Madison Professional Building

1750 Madison Ave., Suite 600

Memphis, TN 38104