The story of two Dekalb County girls, age 12 and 14, being rescued from sex trafficking this week, is agonizingly familiar in our community. While this kind of shameful assault on innocence is confusing to rational minds, we are driven by our famous ancestor, Frederick Douglass, to agitate until permanent solutions can be found. Since 2008, our organization, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, has brought human trafficking prevention education and training to schools across the country. Now, we are encouraging faith institutions to take a leadership role in combating modern forms of slavery in our midst.
On Saturday, March 14, 11am-1pm, we are hosting a Faith + Community Summit at Big Bethel AME Church in Atlanta to discuss this pressing problem. Your presence at this event would, without a doubt, help elevate the resolve of the community. At this summit, the Georgia Attorney General’s office will present the Georgia State Faith Protocol and, along with faith leaders, human trafficking experts and concerned residents, we will discuss how to address this urgent problem.
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