|October 2016 - Town Hall Series - Celia Williamson|
1,078 - The number of young girls that Dr. Celia Williamson states are victims of sex trafficking in Ohio! 99 of those girls live in her town, Toledo. How many live in Akron? Human trafficking, or "modern day slavery," cuts across all walks of life because its victims are the young and vulnerable.
Dr. Williamson is Professor of Social Work and Director of The Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute at the University of Toledo. She founded the first anti-trafficking program in Ohio in 1993 and has completed 9 studies, 17 articles/reports and edited two books on sex trafficking. She founded the International Human Trafficking Coalition, is Chair of the Research Committee for the State of Ohio Anti-Trafficking Commission and is Editorial Manager for the Journal of Human Trafficking. In addition, she founded Second Chance, which provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic sex trafficking and prostitution.
Dr. Williamson's presentation will focus on human trafficking in Ohio, including who is involved, the risk factors for child victims and what Ohio is doing to combat the problem. This is definitely a "must attend" program.Season tickets for the 6-part series are available for $40 for Club members and $45 for non-members. Single admission tickets are also available for each program for $10. An optional luncheon at the Club is available following the program at a cost of $17 per person. For reservations, make checks payable to Akron Woman’s City Club and mail to: Akron Woman’s City Club, Attn: Town Hall Series, 732 W Exchange St, Akron OH 44302. Questions, contact the Club at 330.762.6261. Luncheon reservation deadline is Tuesday, October 18.
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