WHO: The Buckhead Cascade City Chapter of the Links, Inc.
WHAT: This public forum and luncheon will address human trafficking and educate attendees about this problem in our community. While human trafficking has been identified as the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world, Atlanta has been identified as a major transportation hub for trafficking young women and one of 14 U.S. cities with the highest levels of sex trafficking of children.
The forum, moderated by former Mayor of Atlanta and Link member, Shirley Franklin, will address the tragedy of modern day slavery through human trafficking which afflicts more than 20 million people around the world.
Upon the recent announcement made by President Obama of several new initiatives aimed at ending trafficking nationwide, the forum will engage the community in a dialogue around eradicating sex trafficking of children in Atlanta and address much-needed efforts to help the survivors.
Forum panelists include:
-Lisa Williams, Founder/Director, Living Water for Girls
-Deborah Richardson, EVP of the National Center for Human & Civil Rights
-Nekia Hackworth, Asst. US Atty, Northern District of GA, Criminal Division
-Nina R. Hickson, former Fulton County Juvenile Court Judge
-Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Moderator
WHEN: Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:30am – 1:30pm
WHERE: Piedmont Driving Club 1215 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, (404) 875-2565
TICKETS: Tickets are available for $60 by calling (404) 218-8351 (limited seating available)
About The Links, Incorporated
The Links, Incorporated celebrates 65 years as a women's volunteer service organization committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African-Americans and other persons of African ancestry. A premier international service organization with more than 12,000 members in 276 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, its legacy of friends providing service that changes lives, established by the original circle of nine friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1946, is alive and well.
With more than 2 million service hours recorded in the past three years, members regularly contribute more than 500,000 documented service hours in their respective communities annually. For more information, visit www.linksinc.org.