Friendship Baptist Church to Host Workshop on Human Sex Trafficking Children in Metro Atlanta

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    Friendship Baptist Church is inviting community members to an urgent Outreach Workshop on the growing problems of Human Sex Trafficking of children, teens and young adults in metro Atlanta.

    The “Keeping Our Children Safe” workshop will be held at Friendship Baptist on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. Friendship is located at 437 Mitchell St., in Atlanta on the corner of Northside Dr. and MLK, Jr. Dr.

    This workshop is part of Friendship Baptist’s 2013 Women’s Month activities. Speakers for the workshop will include professionals from Fulton County’s District Attorneys’ Office Sex Trafficking Unit, the Atlanta Police Departments’ Sex Crime Unit, the lead investigator from the GBI Sex Crime Unit, three nonprofit organizations specializing in childhood sexual abuse, training, prevention and resources, and an awarding-winning film director.

    Two survivors of sex trafficking will share their story.

    “The women at Friendship Church are determined to make a mark in this community toward ending child sex trafficking,” said Margie Shannon Telfair, chair of the program committee. “The stories from the survivors will make you shed tears. We invite the community to come out and learn more about what we must do.”

    For more information about the “Keeping Our Children Safe” workshop and other Women’s Month events, visit http://www.historicfriendshipbaptistchurch.org or call the church office at (404)688-0206.

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