On this MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY, a coalition of anti-human trafficking organizations and the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force will be holding a ground-breaking rally to raise awareness about human trafficking in Maryland. There will be speakers, some live entertainment and information sessions/booths by organizations dedicated to combat modern-day slavery.
We are doing this to bring awareness to the citizens of Maryland who are interested to learn about modern-day slavery that goes on in our 'back-yard' and to meet various organizations which are in the region to combat human trafficking.
Our hope is that through public awareness, it will lead to deeper community involvement to combat human trafficking in Maryland and to help those who fell victim to this crime.
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Herman Ingram will be at the rally representing the Governor's office of Crime Control and Prevention. More information and resources are listed at the GOCCP website. [GOCCP Victom Resources]
|Rev. Jerome Stephens
Rev. Jerome Stephens will be at the rally representing the office of Senator Benjamin L. Cardin as the field representative. For more information, visit Senator Benjamin Cardin's website
Trudy Perkins will be at the rally representing the office of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings' communication director (Maryland 7th district. For more information, visit Congressman Elijah E. Cummings' website
Executive Director and CEO of Polaris Project and previously the Ambassador-at-Large and Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP).
Polaris Project is one of the largest anti-trafficking organizations in the United States and Japan, with programs operating at international, national and local levels through our offices in Washington, DC; Newark, NJ; Denver, CO; and Tokyo, Japan. Polaris Project is one of the few organizations working on all forms of trafficking and serving both citizen and foreign national victims of human trafficking.
Shared Hope International, National Awareness, Member Board of Directors.
For almost a decade, Shared Hope International has served the world's most destitute. Shared Hope work diligently across the world, partnering with local groups to help women and children enslaved in the sex trade by providing them with shelter, healthcare, education and vocational training opportunities.
|Lisa Lynn Chapman
Survivor Services Director at Boat People SOS.
Boat People SOS is a national community-based organization. Since 1980, one in 10 Vietnamese Americans has received assistance from BPSOS while still in Vietnam, on the high seas, in a refugee camp, or after arriving in the US.
Director of the YANA Place and Victim Services Subcommittee Chair of the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force. The mission of YANA is to reach out in love to women and girls involved in prostitution and human trafficking, offering alternatives to those seeking change and compassionate support for those exploited by any aspect of the life.
Justice Advocate at International Justice Mission.
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems.
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MD Stop Modern Slavery
The coalition includes representatives from the Polaris Project, Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, One Ripple Ministries, The YANA Place and Millersville Voneyard Church