FORGE ROOM HUMAN TRAFFICKING FORUM 2023
You can choose to look the other way, but you can never say that you didn’t know.
THIS EVENT WAS HELD SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2023
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Abolitionist William Wilberforce said regarding the African slave trade, “You can choose to look the other way, but you can never say that you didn’t know.” The same is true today in regard to modern-day slavery in our own backyard. We call it ‘human trafficking.’ As Christians, we have a biblical duty and mandate to act on what we know, FIGHT EVIL, bring justice to our communities, and bring restoration and HOPE to broken lives.
WE HAVE A HUMAN TRAFFICKING PROBLEM IN FORT WORTH.
YOU ARE THE SOLUTION. The Forge Room will equip you to do your part. We have assembled a line-up of national and local experts on the issue of human trafficking.
(FMR. FBI SPECIAL AGENT) FOUNDER, FREEDOM SHIELD FOUNDATION
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FREEDOM SHIELD FOUNDATION
CEO, CARRIE GRACE CONSULTING
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, UNBOUND NOW
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, THE NET (M.A.S.E.)
FOUNDER / CEO, FORGE ROOM FOUNDATION
HOST: KENDALL REED
FOUNDER / CEO, PHOENIX FT. WORTH
– What is Human Trafficking?
– Global and Domestic trafficking
– Organ trafficking
– Safe house and After-care programs
– Child Advocacy
– Serving vulnerable youth
– Addressing demand for commercial sex
– Restoration of trafficking survivors
We will articulate the power of a transcendent biblical vision and how the Christian tradition dealt with dark issues throughout history.
You will leave this forum with practical ways to get involved in ENDING human trafficking LOCALLY.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know there are over 40 million people enslaved around the world today?
Did you know the US is the #1 producer of sexually explicit material in the world and creates most of the global demand for commercial sex?
Did you know Tarrant County and the greater DFW area has one of the highest rates of human trafficking in the country?
Did you know percentage-wise there are as many people in slavery around the world as in the 1850s?
Did you know human trafficking is on pace to surpass illegal drug trafficking in the next few years?
Did you know traffickers target youth using psychological manipulation and technologies like social media and chat apps?
Did you know Tarrant County is the home of one of the most effective anti-trafficking communities in the nation?
Did you know the Bible and Christian tradition provide ways to combat the evils of slavery?
Did you know you have a role to play in ending human trafficking in our city?
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