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Human trafficking in our communities

By Dr. Jennifer Ong

Human trafficking in the suburbs and how to use the Internet safely - Feb 8

UNION CITY, Calif. -- Attend a community event and panel discussion on February 8, 2013 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Union City, to learn the truth about human trafficking and how to ensure your family uses the Internet safely.

The following organizations will be present:

MISSSEY, an organization that assists survivors of human trafficking, will provide education about suburbs and "average" communities at risk for strategically concealed human trafficking activities. Speaker: Tashina Manyak.

Peter D. Lee of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Community Outreach will explain how the Internet is used to lure potential victims of human trafficking; parents and youth can learn about cyber-safety precautions.

Michelle Seivers, from online resource Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent, Inc. (WOMAN, Inc.), will speak of how the community-based, multi-service agency serves survivors of domestic violence in the Bay Area. In addition, to their 24-hour crisis line, they provide culturally-sensitive support to survivors of domestic violence situations. More information at

Attendees will also learn about the Emergency Shelter Program which has provided more than 40 years of service to women and children who are victims of domestic violence, human trafficking or homelessness. Presenter: Sophora Acheson / Madelyn Mitchell.

For more information, contact Parishioner Espie Agbayani at (510) 815-8040 or Program Coordinator Dr. Jennifer Ong at (510) 521-0551.

Human Trafficking in our Communities
Friday, February 8
5 - 7 p.m.
Main Hall
St. Anne's Catholic Church
32223 Cabello Street, Union City
(510) 815-8040

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