CSJs to Host Human Trafficking Awareness Event

National Human Trafficking Awareness Events

Thursday, January 10

On January 10, the St. Louis Rescue & Restore Coalition and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are partnering to host two events for National Human Trafficking Awareness month.

“The problem of human trafficking is advanced through our silence and complacency,” says Anna Sandidge, justice coordinator for the Sisters of St. Joseph. “We can consciously choose to take action in our business decisions and personal relationships that exposes and prevents human trafficking. We want to share this message with others that each one of us is able to break the chain of modern day slavery.”

The Rally
11:30am-1:30pm, Clayton
The groups will take the message to the streets at a lunchtime rally, raising signs and awareness about the issue. At 11:30 a.m. the participants (including students from CSJ-sponsored Fontbonne University) will gather at Panera Bread in Clayton (10 S Central Ave., St. Louis, 63105) and rally to the NW side of Forsyth. All are welcome to participate.

The Prayer Service
6:00pm at the Motherhouse

At 6:00 p.m. “Breaking the Chain,” a panel and candlelight prayer service honoring victims of human trafficking, will be held at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet’s Motherhouse Chapel (6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, 63111). Speakers include Noelle Collins from the U.S. Attorney’s Human Trafficking Task Force; Amber Jones, trafficking survivor; and Adel Peterson, Mrs. Missouri International, who has made trafficking awareness her platform. The event is free and open to the public.

Learm more about local anti-trafficking efforts at www.stoptraffickingmo-il.org

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