of Southern Colorado


March 2013 - Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
5:30 - 7:00 pm

First United Methodist Church, Room 21, Basement
420 N Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

There were short updates on our fantastic Advocacy Day at the Capitol by Tamra Farah, and a quick overview of last week's three day conference sponsored by the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, THE COLORADO PROJECT CONFERENCE.

Our speaker, was, Erika Dickson, who has worked to fight against trafficking now for over 5 years. She reports: It started after working for my dad. He does psychological testing for sex offenders in Montana. I typed his dictations to be used in court. The first test that I dictated was a man that my husband and I had gone to college with, and it's still one of the worst cases that the state of Montana has seen. It was either be crippled with fear or move forward in the battle. From that point on where ever my family could be first I wanted to be involved in the fight.

I was the regional director for Stop Child Trafficking Now for 2 years. During my time with them I met my dear friend who was getting ready to move to Cambodia, with her husband. They were going to work, first hand, with trafficking victims, survivors, and at -risk children. She asked if I would help on the US side. 4 years later I have been honored to represent Sak Saum here in the US. I love them, they are my family!

Sak Saum exists to offer rescue, rehabilitation and restoration to vulnerable and exploited women in Cambodia. Sak Saum believes in the restoration of the whole person - physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual. In order for the girls to be successful as wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters, they must receive healing in every area. The girls receive vocational training through sewing skills and are fully equipped after the one year program to support themselves. They make amazing products that we sell all over the world. Sak Saum is fair trade, and we love our girls, and boys that have started to be part of our program. We also have 3 married couples! The product is a bi-product of a changed life!

                    Our meetings are open to organizations and individuals who are interested in stopping
                    Modern Day Slavery, especially in our community.

                    For meeting information, please contact: bedwards12@aol.com                    
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