The Edmond Sun

May 2, 2013

Human Trafficking Community Summit set for Saturday

Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — A Human Trafficking Community Summit will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Crossings Community Center, 2208 W. Hefner Road in Oklahoma City. The event will feature keynote speaker Alesia Adams.

All attendees must register at to participate in this event. A box lunch is provided with a suggested $8 donation.

The event is presented by the Human Trafficking Task Force and begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. The welcome and introductions begin at 10 a.m. with an overview of the human trafficking situation in Oklahoma at 10:10 a.m.

The goals of the summit include:  

• Bringing together citizens from various sectors of the community to address the root causes and long-term effects of human trafficking;

• Discussing the multiple aspects involved in human trafficking, which include awareness, prevention, intervention and after-care of survivors;

• To end the day with a strategic plan from each of the 4-7 focus groups that are formed during the summit;

• To connect service providers and organizations with individuals who can provide volunteers hours or financial resources.