Human Trafficking Awareness Symposium
Symposium: 2012, At A Crossroads
8:15 - 8:45 - Human Trafficking 101
Will help people understand what constitutes human trafficking, examples of human trafficking and ways they can assist identified victims.
Aubrey Terry has her Master's in Social work. Aubrey has 13 years of nonprofit experience, working with populations affected by domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issues and poverty. Aubrey specializes in empowering women and girls to reach their goals and transform themselves regardless of the inequality they may face. Aubrey became involved in the Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado three years ago. For the taskforce she sits on the steering committee, oversees the presentation committee, and delivers training to service and church groups throughout the city.
9:00 - Opening
9:15 - 10:30 - Justice
Keynote Speaker: Jim Martin, International Justice Mission
Vice President of Church Mobilization for IJM
Jim Martin serves as Vice President of Church Mobilization for International Justice Mission. Jim supports this team by working to move churches to a deeper level of understanding of God's heart for justice and to action on behalf of the many victims of injustice around the world. Jim partners with churches of all kinds, from those new to the work of IJM to seasoned partner churches doing the work of justice alongside IJM.
Jim Martin is the Vice President of Church Mobilization for International Justice Mission. IJM is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local governments to ensure victim rescue, to prosecute perpetrators and to strengthen the community and civic factors that promote functioning public justice systems.
In his role as the Vice President of Church Mobilization, Mr. Martin works to move churches to a deeper level of understanding of God's heart for justice and to action on behalf of the many victims of injustice around the world. Mr. Martin works with churches of all kinds, from those new to the work of IJM to seasoned partner churches doing the work of justice alongside IJM.
During his time at The River Church, Mr. Martin saw the development of a robust international network of partners and projects that intentionally blurred the lines between giver and receiver, transforming both his own church and the churches and partners they worked with in the developing world.
Over the years, Jim has spoken at many churches and mission events and provided training for pastors and lay leaders in Honduras and Peru. Mr. Martin received a B.A. in Education from the University of Massachusetts.
Mr. Martin and his wife Jenna live in the Washington, D.C., area with their three children
International Justice Mission
10:30 - Break
10:40 - 11:15 Truckers Against Trafficking – Dan Fortune, Board of Directors iempathize
11:15 - 12:15 Restoration Panel
Pam Harvey from Transitions Global, Michelle Korth from Restore Innocence, Loren Fardulis from Amy's House in Fort Collins, and Matthew Ayers Dream Center of Colorado Springs.
12:15 - 1:00 - LUNCH PROVIDED BY YWAM
1:00 - 1:45 Law Enforcement Advocacy Panel
1:45 - 2:15 Fair Trade – Sarah Ray, Co-Founder Yobel Market
2:15 - 2:50 The Colorado Project - AnnJanette Alejano-Steele, Ph.D – Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking
2:50 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:40 - Call to Action Breakout Session (Choose one of five)
1. County Wide Restore Bag Drive
2. Advocacy Day at the Capital/City Council
3. Flash Mob/Impact Eveny
4. Plan Human Trafficking Awareness Day
5. ARTReach Program in Colorado Springs
3:45 - Closing