It is a privilege to Chair the Priceless Committee at the Global Center for Women and Justice for the second year. This is the 4th annual Priceless Luncheon to bring awareness, fundraise and help advocate against Human Trafficking in all of it’s forms.
When thinking about human trafficking, for some of us it is such an inhuman and unbelievable problem that we can’t even imagine that there are more modern day slaves in the world than ever before. The problem exists in our county, country and world. Regardless of where victims are from, they live among as, as well as their perpetrators. Our children in this county are at risk of being victimized. With that frightening thought in mind, I asked myself “how can I, as an individual make a difference in such a horrific inhumanity which crosses all party, religious, and geographic lines?” The only answer I found was “How could I not try?”
The work of the Global Center for Women and Justice is methodical and research-based. Individuals, schools, organizations, government agencies, law enforcement, care takers, advocates and many more have been trained through the expertise of Dr. Sandra Morgan, on how to identify and assist a victim or report a predator. GCWJ has traveled to various schools, organizations, states and countries to help establish the foundation of human trafficking awareness and prevention, and done it selflessly. Their work has changed the way legislators and law enforcement agencies view and treat victims and their predators. The victims are now more likely than ever to have a chance at rehabilitation and restoration. They deserve to reclaim their dignity and have hope for a better future. To be a part of this transformational work is Priceless.
I’ve found that no matter how difficult my day may be, by giving a little of myself to this cause I can perhaps help keep a candle of hope alive and we could take one step further along in changing this culture. I invite you to educate yourselves about this issue here locally and globally, learn about the efforts of GCWJ and others who are involved, and to join us at this year’s Priceless Luncheon to End Human Trafficking on September 17, 2016. Click on the link for information to attend and support the cause. http://www.vanguard.edu/gcwj/the-priceless-luncheon/
Committee Chair, Priceless Luncheon to End Human Trafficking