Human Trafficking

Community Presentation:  Human Trafficking

Monday, April 28
6:00 p.m.
Des Moines Social Club
*Free and open to the public
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Join Junior League of Des Moines to learn about the treacherous crime of human trafficking impacting Iowa and the world. Hear from nationally recognized speaker, survivor, and expert Tina Frundt about how to see and identify trafficking.

More than 300,000 girls between the ages of 11 and 17 are lured into the U.S. sex industry annually, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. In Iowa alone, thousands of young girls are transported into our state during State Fair, wrestling tournament, and other events that bring large crowds.

Presenters include:
     • Tina Frundt, a survivor of child sex trafficking and Founder of Courtney’s House in Washington  
        D.C.  Courtney’s House is committed to providing trauma informed services for domestic sex 
        trafficked youth between the ages of 12 and 18. Tina is relentless in her fight to protect children
        from sexual exploitation and the devastation that comes from it. Learn more about Tina and her
        work at http://www.courtneyshouse.org.

     • Lexi O'Connor, founder of Teens Against Human Trafficking. Lexi is a 16 year old
       Junior from the Des Moines Area. She is very passionate about ending human trafficking and has
       made it her mission to educate other teens about it.

     • Michael J. Ferjak, M.A. Criminal Investigator, Iowa Department of Justice-Area Prosecutions 
       Division; Director-Human Trafficking Enforcement and Prosecution Initiative; Iowa Division of
       Criminal Investigation Cyber-Crime Unit (CCU) - Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force;
       Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Crimes Unit (SCU).

Help spread the word about the unique opportunity to learn more about this issue impacting children and young women in Iowa and nationwide.  This is a free event and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged by not required. Click here to RSVP.
 
This event is presented by Junior League of Des Moines in partnership with Chrysalis. With questions contact info@jldesmoines.org.