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April 4, 2018

“Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery,” 
     presented by TBA

This program will be an introduction to 21st century human trafficking.  Specific forms of trafficking include domestic servitude, forced marriage, child soldiering, forced begging, forced criminal activity, and organ trafficking.  It is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world.  It is a leading human rights issue.  It impacts adults and children right here in Ohio and also around the world.   Ivanka Trump advocates that her father made it one of his top priorities. 

As many as 17,500 people may be trafficked into the United States every year.  Another 100,000 American citizens may be victims within the USA.  Ohio ranks number 5 in the nation for the most human-trafficking cares.  Children and young people are particularly vulnerable, as perpetrators increasingly manipulate advances in technology to lure their victims.  One report cited 13-year-olds as the most common age for Ohio youth to be victims of child sex-trafficking.  The protection of our children and all human life is an American priority that transcends politics and serves as a pillar of our national identity. Washington can agree.

Come and learn about this challenge.  Hear more Ohio statistics and case studies.  What should we be doing to protect our adolescents?  How serious is this problem in our regions among low-income families and the disenfranchised?  What is our state doing about this?

On April 5, 2017, Beavercreek Women’s League will meet at Peace Lutheran Church, 3530 Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek.  Doors open at 9:00 a.m. with time to socialize, network, and enjoy light snacks and coffee.  The business meeting follows at 9:30 a.m.  The presenters will speak will speak from 10:30-11:30 AM. Visitors and guests are always welcome.

The Beavercreek Women’s League (BWL) meets on the first Wednesday of the month from September through May at Peace Lutheran Church with a different program each month.  The mission of the group is to expand members’ knowledge of their community and beyond, to promote community service and to provide socialization.  Women of all ages and interests are welcome.  Questions can be e-mailed to or you may leave a message at 937-985-4BWL (4295).
If Beavercreek City Schools are canceled due to inclement weather, the meeting is also canceled; however, school delays do not alter the planned meeting.