November 15, 2012
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Harriet Beecher Stowe fought to end slavery, yet it still exists today. Human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery. Estimates place the number of its domestic and international victims in the millions, mostly females and children enslaved in the commercial sex industry for little or no money. The terms human trafficking and sex slavery usually conjure up images of young girls beaten and abused in faraway places, like Eastern Europe, Asia, or Africa. Actually, human sex trafficking happens locally in cities and towns, both large and small, throughout the United States, including here in Connecticut.
How can we combat the problem? Join the discussion with guests Steven Ferraro, Director, Loving Our Children and Tammy Sneed, Director of Girls Services, Department of Children and Families.
Enjoy refreshments at 5 p.m. The discussion begins at 5:30 p.m.
Reservations strongly encouraged: email@example.com or 860-522-9258, ext. 317.
Since 2008, the Stowe Center has brought community members together for Salons at Stowe, spirited discussions of contemporary issues to foster engagement and community action. Salon admission is FREE thanks to our members, donors and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Travelers Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and Lincoln Financial Foundation.