Two years ago, a seminar in Leavenworth presented the problem of human trafficking. Organizers are planning to revisit the subject in a couple of weeks with another seminar. And this time, there will be a focus on what can be done to address the problem, according to a member of the planning committee.
The “Eyes Open Against Human Trafficking” seminar will be held Oct. 11 at the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Motherhouse, 4200 S. Fourth St.
“Trafficking occurs everywhere,” said Penny Lonergan.
She is a member of the planning committee for the seminar and a representative of the Leavenworth Child Abuse Prevention Council, which is sponsoring the event.
The seminar also is being sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth.
Lonergan said anyone can attend the event, but organizers are targeting people who might come into contact with human trafficking victims.
Registration is $20. The deadline to register is Friday. Continuing education credits are available for professionals such as attorneys.
Organizers can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lonergan said the event will again present the problem because some people may not have attended the earlier seminar. But there also will be the focus on what can be done.
Lonergan said the seminar will feature a representative of the Washington, D.C.,-based Polaris Project, which operates the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline.
Dorthy Stucky Halley, director of the Victim Services Division of the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, also will be speaking at the seminar as well as Kristy Childs, founder and executive director of an organization called Veronica’s Voice.
The seminar is scheduled to begin at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 11 with registration and coffee. The concluding remarks are scheduled to begin 3:20 p.m. Lunch will be provided.