Trafficking & the Porn Industry Jan 9

In a program to mark January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Trafficking and the Pornography Industry, will be presented at 6 p.m. Monday, January 9, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

The presentation will feature Nancy Irizarry-Beachy, of the Wisconsin Human Trafficking Task Force, and attorney Basil Buchko, representing Freedom Fighters from Faith Church Fox Valley. They’ll discuss how the dynamics of pornography can lead to sex trafficking.

Jeannie and Bruce Hannemann, of Elizabeth Ministry International and RECLAiM Sexual Health, will speak about their work on pornography addiction and recovery.

Human trafficking is also called modern-day slavery. It involves the use of force, fraud or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. According to the Dept. of Homeland Security, every year, millions of men, women and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. Human trafficking is a hidden crime as victims rarely come forward to seek help because of language barriers, fear of the traffickers and/or fear of law enforcement.

The January 9 program is sponsored by FDL Fair Trade Town, Just Fare Market and the library.

 

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