Thursday, September 6, 2007

Human Trafficking Awareness Week September 17-21st, 2007

Look Beneath The Surface
Houston Human Trafficking Awareness Week Event Calendar


Monday. September 17, 2007


Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition and CHILDREN AT RISK to Hold Press Conference to Announce Human Trafficking Awareness Week
– September 17, 10:00 a.m., outside of Houston City Hall

HOUSTON (September 13, 2007) – Human trafficking is a crime that lies beneath the surface of society. Not many people are aware of the problem. Those who may be aware have trouble spotting it. That’s the reason why Houston’s first Human Trafficking Awareness Week, being observed September 17-21, has the theme “Look Beneath the Surface.”
At the press conference, organizers will discuss this growing problem and recently passed legislation, as well as launch a new marketing campaign aimed at raising awareness and abolishing this illegal activity.

When: Monday, September 17, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Houston City Hall – Outside on steps

Who:
Houston City Council Member Ada Edwards, State Representatives Debbie Riddle and Senfronia Thompson, First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas Tim Johnson, Alan Steen of TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission), Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition, and CHILDREN AT RISK.

Look Beneath The Surface: Art Exhibit (Opening)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. September 17-24 Bering and James Gallery, 805 Rhode Place, #500 Houston, TX 77019
Contact: Austin James at 713-524-0101


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Lunch and Learn for Foundations
TBA

Get the latest statistics and information on human trafficking for your foundation. Find out what organizations in Houston are doing to battle modern day slavery. Join us for a delicious lunch and a private preview of the Look Beneath the Surface – Art Exhibit!!!!!


Look Beneath the Surface Art Exhibit

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. September 17-24
805 Rhode Place, #500 Houston, TX 77019
Contact: Austin James at 713-524-0101

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Human Trafficking Conference for Health Care Professionals
8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dominican Sisters Meeting Room 6501
Almeda Rd.Houston, TX 77021
Contact: Stephanie Weber at 713-306-0583
$50. Fee includes lunch, materials and CEUs
Have you treated a modern-day slave? Would you know? If you are a health care professional or a hospital social worker, please join us to find out how you can help in the identification and rescue of human trafficking victims.

Look Beneath The Surface: Art Exhibit
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. September 17-24 Bering and James Gallery,
805 Rhode Place, #500 Houston, TX 77019
Contact: Austin James at 713-524-0101

Thursday, September 20, 2007
T-Visa Training for Pro Bono Attorneys
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Catholic Charities, 2900 Louisiana
Houston, TX 77006
Contact: Eva Eitzen at 713-874-6550

September 17-24
Look Beneath The Surface Art Exhibit
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bering and James Gallery
805 Rhode Place, #500 Houston, TX 77019
Contact: Austin James at 713-524-0101

Friday, September 21, 2007
Look Beneath the Surface: Art and Fashion Fundraiser and Closing Celebration

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Bering and James Gallery, 805 Rhode Place, #500 Houston, TX 77019 Contact: Austin James at 713-524-0101

Please join us in this final celebration of Houston’s Human Trafficking Awareness Week! Experience the emotions and experiences of human trafficking victims thru artistic expression! Join us in the fusion of fashion and art to help
raise awareness about human trafficking.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR Great Art, Great Fashion, Great Food and GREAT FUN!!!!!!!!!!

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