6:45 a.m. Prayer breakfast registration begins (RSVP by Jan. 4, $15 advance purchase)
7:15 a.m. Prayer breakfast with keynote speaker
8:15 a.m. Event registration for all attendees
8:45 a.m. Breakthrough Sessions (25 min each)
10:30 a.m. Unity March to the Historic Capitol
11:00 a.m. Rally at the Historic Capitol featuring "The State of Trafficking in Florida" press conference with Secretary Mike Carroll of Florida Department of Children and Families, Dr. Jerry Haag, survivor Christa Hicks and more!
Whenever a child, teenager or adult stretches his or her arm out and puts up their hands, it symbolizes "STOP", "Back away", "Don't come any closer."
If only putting an end to trafficking was as simple as raising a hand.
In an effort to put up our hands in unity with survivors and with vulnerable people, in our communities and our nation, we are creating a space to interact with elected officials, fellow advocates, courageous survivors, field experts and more at Traffick Stop 2018.
Join us in Tallahassee on National Human Trafficking Day - January 11, 2018 - to pause, reflect and take action toward defeating human trafficking.
This is a unique opportunity to learn from peers and colleagues, make a difference by conversing with lawmakers and make crucial connections that will shape the future of the fight against trafficking in Florida.
We will have materials provided that will help you connect with your local elected officials. Everyone is invited to join us for the breakfast ($15) and/or the breakout sessions, the march and the rally, which are all free.
Please purchase a ticket for the breakfast and also please RSVP for the breakout sessions if you plan on joining us, to ensure we can accommodate as many people as possible!
For questions about this event please contact RJ Walters at email@example.com.
Workshop information and speaker bios:
Breakthrough Session 1 led by The Porch Light
Discover the power of strategic cooperation that is making communities safer and putting traffickers on red alert.
The Porch Light / Open Doors Outreach Network, Survivor Mentor
AmyLynn is a survivor of child sex trafficking who uses her redemptive experience to mentor other survivors, to consult with ant-trafficking advocates and to spread awareness about trafficking through educational and advocacy efforts. She is a revered speaker and panelist throughout Florida, and she has participated with the Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking, and continues to work with the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center.
The Porch Light / Open Doors Outreach Network, Regional Advocate
Jodi has a wealth of experience working with trafficking victims, including past work with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), and as the supervisor of The Porch Light safe home. She is passionate about seeing children, teens and adults experience the transformative love of Jesus as means to freedom from traumatic pasts.
Breakthrough Session 2 led by One Purse
A reflection on the opportunity to weave the thread of grace, respect and boundaries throughout the continuum of service to survivors.
One Purse, Founder and Executive Director
After 15 years working in the finance industry, Heather became a stay-at-home mom turned social entrepreneur. She is passionate about providing timely education and awareness about sex trafficking and she is particularly focused on reducing the recidivism rate among survivors through encouragement, education and mentorship.
At One Purse, Heather helps sex trafficking survivors take hold of a new vision for their lives through the One Purse Restore Her Dream Fund which provides vocational and educational scholarships to survivors and helps them to pursue a new dream for their future.
The Porch Light, Executive Director
Christa is a trafficking survivor who is especially passionate about helping provide other survivors with individualized, holistic, trauma-informed care. She earned her master’s degree from Liberty University, is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida and the founder and former executive director of Into the Jordan Ministries. In that role she provided residential care to trafficking victims and led advocacy and training efforts in the fight to end human trafficking.
Breakthrough Session 3 led by Voices for Florida and the Open Doors Outreach Network
Learn about ways YOUR voice can be heard effectively at the state Capitol to protect and care for victims and survivors.
Voices for Florida and Open Doors, Statewide Director
Robyn oversees the operation of the Open Doors Outreach Network, a coordinated statewide system serving trafficked and exploited victims. Robyn previously worked for The Children’s Campaign as the associate executive director.
In 2016, the College of Social Work at Florida State University recognized Robyn with the Distinguished Young Alumni Award, a prestigious award recognizing outstanding graduates within the past 10 years who have demonstrated significant leadership and exceptional contributions to social work. Robyn is a former Guardian ad Litem, Relay for Life of North Leon Leadership Committee Member, Volunteer Training Assistant with 211 Big Bend, and is a member of the Junior League of Tallahassee.
The Children’s Campaign, President and Founder
Roy built a direct service agency for children and families before becoming a political consultant, and managing both candidate and issue campaigns. The Children’s Campaign, which he founded in 1992, builds on the knowledge and experience Roy gained in those roles.
Roy is described by colleagues as the state’s top watchdog for children, an insightful political strategist, determined lobbyist, plain spoken media spokesman and commentator, and, more important, an unapologetic yet neutral critic of ineffective services to children.
His innovations have resulted in new nonpartisan approaches to public policy, new service structures for at -risk children, and powerful new advocacy voices. His models and strategic communications techniques have been replicated in other states.
Florida Baptist Children’s Homes and The Porch Light
Voices for Florida and the Open Doors Outreach Network
Legislative Hosts Included:Representative Jennifer Sullivan, District 31
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