The next three months, the Central Valley will have many opportunities for training, education, and involvement! We post and update these events on our calendar. Check out what’s coming up!
Caged No More Screening
Fri., Jan 22, 7pm
Regal Manchester Theater, 2055 Shields Ave., Fresno
Fresno aftercare and outreach group Breaking the Chains has invited our community to the VIP screening of this faith-based film on human trafficking. Supports Central Valley human trafficking ministries.
Tuesday, Jan. 26th 7 – 9pm – Human Trafficking 101 Class
Fresno First Baptist Church, 1400 E. Saginaw Way, Fresno CA 93704
Get educated with an introductory course on modern day slavery. Cost $20 pre-registered by 1-25-16. $25 on 1-26-15.
Freedom Sunday in the Central Valley
Feb. 7/ March 9, various locations
Join with other churches in focusing on prayer, education, and action to end human trafficking locally. (Feb. 7 is the local date set by the Central Valley Justice Coalition, March 9 is the global date set by Not For Sale)Observe at your own services or meeting. JARON Ministries with CAPC is helping organize local resources and efforts for churches and any other groups to help Family Services, Tulare County DAs Office, and other local organizations in their efforts to address human trafficking. Resources and info on training meetings on our Freedom Sunday page.
Register as a participating church/group here.
“Be Free,” 7th Annual Regional Human Trafficking Conference
Wed.,Feb. 24, 1-5pm. Pre-conference workshops 10am-12pm. Reception from 5-7pm
Radisson Hotel Fresno Conference Center, 1055 Van Ness Ave.
Keynote speaker is Kay Buck, Chief Executive Officer of Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST). Schedule also includes a survivors panel, plus information local youth activism, regional trends in identification and investigation, and multi-disciplinary partnerships. Workshops includes human trafficking 101, cultural perspective on labor exploitation and trafficking, and sex trafficking prevention. Register and get more information here.
Human Trafficking 101
Mon., March 14, 6:00-9:00 p.m., 3110 West Nielson, Fresno
An introductory class of general knowledge about human trafficking, including tactics of traffickers, signs of trafficking, the clinical dynamics of involvement,potential paths for leaving, etc. Cost: $50. Contact Charlene Glass at 237-4741. Register and get more information here
My Life, My Choice Training
Tues., March 15, 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., 3110 Nielson, Fresno
Be trained to lead the My Life, My Choice curriculum which provides a concrete, well researched method for preventing exploitation among vulnerable adolescent girls. $150, includes lunch. Space is limited. contact Charlene Glass at 237-4741. Register and get more information here.
Tulare County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting
March 15, 1:30-3:00 p.m.,
Workforce Investment Board office, 4031 Noble, Visalia
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Workshop
Fri. April 22- Sat. April 23, COS, Visalia
Learn how to identify signs of a potential victim of CSEC. Runs Friday evening and Saturday morning. More details to come.