EVENT: Human Trafficking Beneath the Surface

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet | Looking Beneath the Surface Event

Looking Beneath the Surface

Saturday, February 23

Where: St. Anthony of Padua Parish Hall, 3140 Meramec Street, St. Louis, 63118

Cost: $20 ($25 after February 15)

Click here for the brochure/registration form.

Through this workshop, we will recognize how great an affront trafficking is to human dignity, how it prevents a person from reaching one’s “creative, profound, and practical best.” We hope this workshop will deepen your understanding of human trafficking here in the St. Louis area, and acquaint you with efforts to aid those caught up in trafficking. Sponsored by: Region V, Franciscan Federation and St. Clare Region of the Secular Franciscan Order.

Meet the Presenters

Sister Patty Johnson, CSJ, is the Executive Director of the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  Recently, Sister Patty worked with Nix Conference & Meeting Management and the Millennium Hotel St. Louis to expedite the Millennium's signing of the ECPAT-USA Code of Conduct.

Anna Sandidge is justice coordinator for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province. An active peace and justice organizer and educator locally and internationally for over 15 years, she has conducted human rights work in China and
Central Africa.

Kimberly Ritter is a senior account manager for Nix Conference & Meeting Management, planning conferences for many organizations including the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. She is a the vice president of the Board of Directors for Healing Action Network, a member of the ECAPT USA Advisory Board. Due to her work in education and prevention of human trafficking, in 2012 she has received numerous awards including the Director's Community Leadership Award from the Department of Justice / FBI and the St. Louis Woman of Achievement for Human Welfare.

Katie Rhoades, MSW, developed the Healing Action Network, an organization to assist in the reintegration of girls and women over the age of 17 who have been trafficked, Katie uses her own life experience as a trafficking survivor to work on breaking the cycle of trafficking. 

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