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CHICAGO (PRWEB) September 10, 2008

Today’s meeting, held by the Food and Nutrition Service of the USDA, was a Request for Public Comments for Use in Preparing for 2009 Reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Programs, which includes the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program; and the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which support nutritious meals and snacks served to children in schools, child care institutions and afterschool care programs.

Speaking on behalf of the American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA) and Enjoy Life Foods, Mandell said, “On behalf of the children, their parents and caregivers that are currently excluded from receiving program benefits, I strongly urge the USDA to make the necessary changes to the National School Lunch Program to ensure that ALL eligible students can benefit from this important, federally assisted meal program.”

Mandell supported his comments by citing the growing number of children affected by Celiac Disease, food allergies, food intolerances and autism:

Celiac Disease, is the world’s most common genetic auto-immune disease, and is estimated to affect at least 1% of the populationi. At this time, the only known treatment for Celiac Disease is strict adherence to a gluten-free diet for life (gluten is the protein that is found in wheat, barely and rye). Food allergies are estimated to affect 6 to 8% of children and 3 to 4% of adultsii, and diagnoses are on the rise. For the over 12 million Americans with food allergies, symptoms can range from mild (such as gastrointestinal discomfort) to life threatening (due to anaphylactic shock). Another 30 million Americans have food intolerancesiii that cause them to avoid certain foods. And finally, one in 150 children is affected by autismiv which can be effectively managed in some cases by following a diet free of gluten and casein (the protein found in dairy). Carol McCarthy Shilson, Executive Director of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center and ACDA member, also provided comments on behalf of Stefano Guandalini, M.D., the Center’s founder and medical director. “It is not right that children with Celiac Disease should be denied a safe meal or given food that is nutritionally inadequate. Surely we cannot expect our children to learn and thrive with such conditions. It is our duty to see that all children are provided with a nutritious and safe meal at school,” Guandalini commented.

Shilson also presented results from a recent survey by the ACDA, which revealed that among 2,229 parents of children with Celiac Disease, only 111 were able to get a gluten-free lunch at school. The others had to pack a lunch or go without, according to the ACDA survey.

About ACDA

The American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA) began to take shape in early 2003 when an ad hoc group of 15 leaders in the celiac community came together to help persuade Congress to require food labels to include information about allergens. The group’s efforts were instrumental in the passage of landmark legislation, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act. The non-profit organization provides leadership on policy issues affecting the lives of individuals with celiac disease, an inherited autoimmune disorder affecting children and adults. The ACDA is recognized internationally for its role in advocating on behalf of all segments of the celiac community.

About Enjoy Life Foods

Enjoy Life Natural Brands, LLC (d/b/a Enjoy Life Foods, LLC (ELF)) was founded in 2001 with the mission of making great-tasting allergy-friendly foods that most everyone can eat freely. The company launched the Enjoy Life brand in 2002 with a broad product line that is free of the eight most common allergens and gluten-free. To meet the needs of a rapidly growing consumer base, in 2004 the company acquired Perky’s, a line of gluten- and nut-free cereals. Today, ELF offers 29 different Enjoy Life and Perky’s products that are sold in natural food and select grocery stores throughout the United States and Canada. Visit http://www.enjoylifefoods.com and http://www.perkysnaturalfoods.com for store locations and more. In September 2008, Enjoy Life Foods was named for the second consecutive year to Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing privately held businesses in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.enjoylifenb.com.

i Dr. Stefano Guandalini, University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center

ii FAAN

iii National Institutes of Health

iv Autism Society of America







Olive Crest Presents 1st Annual Stars In Adoption Awards


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 9, 2010

In celebration of National Adoption Awareness Month (November), and to raise awareness about the need for adoptive families and the work that Olive Crest is doing in Los Angeles County,Olive Crest recently held its first annual Stars In Adoption Awards at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Emceed by Los Angeles Times columnist and ESPN personality Bill Plaschke, a longtime Olive Crest supporter, the evening featured a host of celebrated honorees and presenters, including rising musical star Aswan North; Patricia Ploehn, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services; California congressman Adam Schiff; Mike Harrah, Owner of Original Mikes; LaFern Cusack of ESPN Radio and Radio Disney; and actor Perry King (Big Love), who serves as Chairman of Olive Crests Los Angeles Board of Trustees.

Olive Crest, the acclaimed nonprofit that provides a wide range of servicesincluding foster and adoption servicesfor at-risk children and teens and their families, presented more than a dozen Stars In Adoption Awards at the event.

Olive Crests Stars in Adoption are so diverse and come from so many different places in life that you could almost say they have nothing in commonexcept one very important thing, said William A. Bedrossian, Olive Crests Executive Director for the Los Angeles region. Each of these men, women and kids understands at a very deep level the importance of healthy, loving families. And they’re all part of making that dream a reality in Los Angeles County.”

Among those receiving awards were:

Aswan North, lead singer of the Paper Tongues, a rapidly ascending band discovered and managed by American Idol judge Randy Jackson, for being a role model as an adoptee and a true rising star. I am so proud of Aswan, who came from a challenging childhood background and has used his experiences in a beautiful way to create his art, says MTV casting director Heidi Tuttle, who presented the award. When Aswan sings, Hear me pleading/I’m a child/I’m the poor/I am needing, he speaks for all of us who work on behalf of the children who need us.

California Congressman Adam Schiff for his ongoing adoption advocacy work in Los Angeles.

Mike Harrah, owner of the Original Mikes in Santa Ana, for his generosity as a corporate partner to Olive Crest.

Patricia Ploehn, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and adoptive parent, for her guidance of the agency that has done more adoptive finalizations over the last 5 years than any other child welfare agency in the world.

Adoptive parents Grant and Frances Delgatty of Pasadena; Jeff and Maureen Learned of La Crescenta and Karina Sanchez and Mario Muniz of Bell Gardens for serving as great inspirations and role models for other families considering adoption. Receiving this award is a huge honor, said Jeff Learned, a television editor for Pilgrim Films and Television and whose credits include Dirty Jobs. But Maureens and my greatest rewardwhich we are given every single dayis our children.

Four brave teens from South Los Angeles: Al

GlobWorld.com Presents GlobSchool a Free, Online Resource for Teachers


(PRWEB) September 21, 2011

GlobWorld.com an edutainment-focused web community for kids (12 and under); and creators of the renowned OMGbullyfree! public service campaign has unveiled GlobSchool as a way to help teachers with district and state level initiatives relating to anti-bullying efforts, drug awareness campaigns, and much more.

The secret sauce is our roster of glob characters, says Rebecca Nachlas, GlobWorlds founder. Kids are naturally drawn to these incredibly cute and funny globs, making them perfect messengers for critical campaigns like these.

During the course of a typical campaign, glob characters prompt students to share their thoughts, opinions, and creativity around the issue theyre exploring (e.g. Earth Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, etc.). By engaging students in fun, interactive ways, the impact of the lesson more deeply resonates.

GlobSchool has already caught the attention of the Florida Department of Education. [GlobSchool] can help educators fulfill certain district and state mandates related to initiatives, says Brooks Rumenik, Director of the Office of Safe Schools at the Florida DOE.

Not only does GlobSchool save teachers time by easing the burden of generating additional lesson plans, but the program serves as a great method for fostering responsible engagement with the internet, and helps kids realize the learning potential of social technologies.

Teachers need not be concerned with web safety while utilizing GlobSchool. All user-generated content within GlobWorld (comments, forum discussions, etc.) must first pass through human moderators before appearing live on the site. GlobWorld moderators ensure no child reveals personally identifiable information, and that the site is free of cyberbullying and predators. GlobWorld is a fully COPPA compliant site (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act).

GlobSchool debuts with a full slate of activities around Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 24 – 29), the nations oldest and largest drug awareness campaign.

For more information on GlobSchool and GlobWorlds broader education initiatives, please visit their Educators page.

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Olive Crest Presents 2nd Annual “Stars In Adoption” Awards, Celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month and Honoring Children, Adoptive Parents and Individuals

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2011

In celebration of National Adoption Awareness Month (November), and to raise awareness about the need for adoptive families and the work that Olive Crest is doing in Los Angeles County, Olive Crest recently held its second annual Stars In Adoption Awards at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Hosted by KCBS/KCAL weather anchor Kaj Goldberg, and emceed by Los Angeles Times columnist and ESPN personality Bill Plaschke, a longtime Olive Crest supporter, the evening featured a host of celebrated honorees and presenters, including Fox Sports Nets Michael Eaves; Jay Glazer from Fox Sports NFL coverage and co-founder of MMAthletics; Judge John J. Henning of the Los Angeles Superior Court; well know adoption attorney Mark Hirabayashi; George Pla, CEO of the Cordoba Corporation; Michaela Pereira co-anchor of KTLA Morning News; Jonnie Russell of the rock group The Cold War Kids; and actor Perry King (Big Love), who serves as Chairman of Olive Crests Los Angeles Board of Trustees.

Olive Crest, the acclaimed nonprofit that provides a wide range of servicesincluding foster and adoption servicesfor at-risk children and teens and their families, presented more than a dozen Stars In Adoption Awards at the event.

This evening is an opportunity to share some of the most amazing examples of human grace, love and generosity, said William A. Bedrossian, Olive Crests Executive Director for the Los Angeles region. The children, families, and individuals being honored here tonight are changing the world around them, with their stories of compassion and redemption through adoption.

Among those receiving awards were:

Michael Eaves, broadcaster and sports journalist for Fox Sports Net. As an adoptee himself, Michael has served as an inspiration to adoptive children everywhere. In accepting his award, Eaves said, I want kids to know that you can pursue your dreams, no matter they are. Always strive to be the best you can be! Joining Eaves on the stage, all the way from Kentucky, was his adoptive mother Elsie Eaves, who said, Michael has been special from the first day he came to my home, I am just overwhelmed to see all these people here, to honor him. Presenting Eaves with his Star in Adoption award, was longtime friend Michaela Pereira of KTLA, who is also an adoptee. Michaela shared, I am just so proud of how Michael has used his strength, influence and charisma to share his story of adoption and to inspire others, who were adopted, like us.

Attorney Mark Hirabayashi for his ongoing adoption advocacy work in Los Angeles. Mark has facilitated the finalization of over 3000 adoptions in Los Angeles during his esteemed career.

George Pla, founder and CEO of the Cordoba Corporation for his generosity as a corporate partner to Olive Crest.

Judge John Henning, of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Edelman Childrens Court, for his leadership and responsibility in finalizing hundreds of adoptions in his Adoption Court room, every year.

Adoptive parents Kip and Renee Dochterman of La Habra Heights; Alfredo and Analisa Flores of Sylmar and Heather and Mark Buck of Lakewood, for serving as great inspirations and role models for other families considering adoption. Receiving this award is a huge honor, said Kip Dochterman, who along with his wife, specifically sought out to adopt an older child who might not otherwise have a chance to have a family, But we have been far more blessed by having Pamela in our lives. She has brought more joy to our family than we could have ever imagined!

Five brave teens from South Los Angeles: Gabby Flores (13, of East LA), Alex Flores (15, of East LA), Miguel Contreras (15, of Bell Gardens), Stefany Vasquez (15, of Huntington Park) and Cindy Serratos (17, of Huntington Park) were a part of the second group of youth to share their voices in Olive Crests successful Digital Storytelling program, The program is the first of its kind to be used with adopted youth in Southern California.

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Protect Your Bubble Presents the Top Five Places Smartphones are Stolen


Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 16, 2012

While many people believe their phone or tablet will never be stolen, the fact is electronic gadget theft is on the rise. Protect Your Bubble tracks the annual gadget theft reports across the nation. With that in mind, here are a few places where a smartphone is likely to be swiped.

#1 At work: Forgetting to lock the office door or leaving a phone sitting in an open cubicle is a recipe for theft. Unscrupulous people sometimes frequent offices and given the chance, will help themselves to a smartphone left in the open.

#2 At school: Kids are notorious for leaving things lying around. Sadly, schools are a perfect target for those who would help themselves to others property. Lunchrooms, buses, libraries and even book bags are common targets for thieves. By the time a child comes home from school and realizes something is missing, it is too late.

#3 Restaurants/Coffee Shops: Get up to go to the restroom or salad bar. Return and the phone is missing. Everyone else was minding their own business and the staff didnt see anything. Anyone can walk by a table and quickly snatch a phone off the table and be gone before anyone has time to notice the missing phone.

#4 Standing in line: Crowded lines make for uncomfortable situations and an open purse or phone jutting out from the top of a back pocket makes a nice target. Pickpockets know their crime works especially well if the mark is distracted by someone or something just before the theft. The best pickpockets will work in tandem or group so the phone can be handed off almost instantly after the theft.

#5 Where least expected: A phone can be stolen almost at any time. Even the most protected and guarded smartphone may accidentally get left behind for several minutes. Thats more than enough time for a thief to help themselves to personal property.

The best advice for consumers is to insure their smartphone. Protect Your Bubble offers mobile gadget insurance which covers theft, as well as loss and water damage. Consumers will receive a replacement device in 24 hours. Visit ProtectYourBubble.com to get a quick quote.

About Protect Your Bubble

Protect Your Bubble is a specialty insurance brand, offering insurance for gadgets, pets and travel – all for todays modern consumer.

National African American Speakers Association Presents Relationship Building Opportunity & Businsss Card Exchange

(PRWEB) July 12, 2003

National African American Speakers Association

Contact: Gail Richardson President

NAASANY@aol.com

1.718.405.6042

1.917.684.5804

http://www.4nassa.org

For Immediate Release: National African American Speakers Association Presents Relationship Building Opportunity (RBO) and Business Card Exchange

(PRWEB) July, 2003 — The New York Metro Chapter of the National African American Speakers Association is presenting a Relationship Building Opportunity (RBO) and Business Card Exchange on Monday, August 4, 2003 at Shiloh Baptist Church located at 349 Tompkins Ave. Brooklyn, New York 11221 (Between Madison & Monroe) and will begin promptly at 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

The National African American Speakers Association (NAASA) is a non-for- profit professional association dedicated to Inspiring, Challenging, and Educating (ICE) it’s members and the public we so proudly serve. NAASA, Inc., is a not for profit professional speaking association, founded in 1994, in the Chicago land area, by Dr. Michael V. Wilkins, Sr. Currently there are over 21 chapters around the United States and growing.

Les Brown, PPS, is the National Spokesperson for the National African American Speakers Association. Phil Andrews is the Vice President of Marketing/Promotions for the New York Metro area chapter of NAASA.

The National African American Speakers Association’s (NAASA, Inc.) official web site is http://www.4nassa.org. This site offers you the opportunity to learn more about NAASA, Inc., it’s local chapters, our professional membership, the organizations and the people we proudly serve.

Please take your time and carefully review all of the information provided. Visit us often, information is updated weekly and feel free to contact us at supportservice@4naasa.org. With questions, comments and or suggestions.

NAASA, Inc. is dedicated to ICE (Inspiring, Challenging & Educating) everyone involved personally or professionally with the power of the ‘spoken word’. Regardless as to whether you are interested in developing or enhancing your communication skills personally or professionally, you are at the right place at the right time.

We encourage you to join us, make yourself at home and we will provide you with the venue to “Live the Life you speak about!”

For more information or to make reservations for the upcoming National Speakers Association Relationship Building Opportunity and Business Card Exchange you may email NAASA at NAASANY@aol.com or telephone Gail Richardson, CPS, NAASA New York Metro area president at 718.405.6042 or 917.684-5804 or log on to http://www.4naasa.org for more information







National African American Speakers Association Presents Relationship Building Opportunity (RBO) and Business Card Exchange

(PRWEB) August 6, 2003

National African American Speakers Association

Contact: Gail Richardson President

NAASANY@aol.com

http://www.4nassa.org

For Immediate Release: National African American Speakers Association Presents Relationship Building Opportunity (RBO) and Business Card Exchange

(PRWEB) August, 2003 — The New York Metro Chapter of the National African American Speakers Association is presenting a Relationship Building Opportunity (RBO) and Business Card Exchange on Monday, October 6, 2003 at Shiloh Baptist Church located at 349 Tompkins Ave. Brooklyn, New York 11221 (Between Madison & Monroe) and will begin promptly at 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

The National African American Speakers Association (NAASA) is a non-for- profit professional association dedicated to Inspiring, Challenging, and Educating (ICE) it’s members and the public we so proudly serve. NAASA, Inc., is a not for profit professional speaking association, founded in 1994, in the Chicago land area, by Dr. Michael V. Wilkins, Sr. Currently there are over 21 chapters around the United States and growing.

Les Brown, PPS, is the National Spokesperson for the National African American Speakers Association. Mr. Phil Andrews is the Vice President of Public Relations/Marketing for the New York Metropolitan area chapter of NAASA

The National African American Speakers Association’s (NAASA, Inc.) official web site is http://www.4nassa.org. This site offers you the opportunity to learn more about NAASA, Inc., it’s local chapters, our professional membership, the organizations and the people we proudly serve. Please take your time and carefully review all of the information provided. Visit us often, information is updated weekly and feel free to contact us at supportservice@4naasa.org. With questions, comments and or suggestions.

NAASA, Inc. is dedicated to ICE (Inspiring, Challenging & Educating) everyone involved personally or professionally with the power of the ‘spoken word’. Regardless as to whether you are interested in developing or enhancing your communication skills personally or professionally, you are at the right place at the right time. We encourage you to join us, make yourself at home and we will provide you with the venue to “Live the Life you speak about!”

For more information or to make reservations for the upcoming National Speakers Association Relationship Building Opportunity and Business Card Exchange you may email NAASA at NAASANY@aol.com or telephone Gail Richardson, CPS, NAASA New York Metro area president at 718.405.6042 or 917.684-5804 or log on to http://www.4naasa.org for more information







National African American Speakers Association presents Relations Building Opportunity (RBO) and Business Card Exchange

(PRWEB) August 26, 2003

National African American Speakers Association

41 East 10Th Street

Brooklyn, New York 11218

Contact: Gail Richardson President

NAASANY@aol.com

1.718.405.6042

1.917.684.5804

http://www.4nassa.org

For Immediate Release: National African American Speakers Association Presents Relationship Building Opportunity (RBO) and Business Card Exchange

The New York Metro Chapter of the National African American Speakers Association is presenting a Relationship Building Opportunity (RBO) and Business Card Exchange on Monday, October 6, 2003 at Shiloh Baptist Church located at 349 Tompkins Ave. Brooklyn, New York 11221 (Between Madison & Monroe) and will begin promptly at 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. The National African American Speakers Association (NAASA) is a non-for- profit professional association dedicated to Inspiring, Challenging, and Educating (ICE) it’s members and the public we so proudly serve. NAASA, Inc., is a not for profit professional speaking association, founded in 1994, in the Chicago land area, by Dr. Michael V. Wilkins, Sr. Currently there are over 21 chapters around the United States and growing.

Les Brown, PPS, is the National Spokesperson for the National African American Speakers Association. Mr. Phil Andrews is the Public Relations director for the New York Metropolitian Chapter of the National African Speakers Association.

The National African American Speakers Association’s (NAASA, Inc.) official web site is http://www.4nassa.org. This site offers you the opportunity to learn more about NAASA, Inc., it’s local chapters, our professional membership, the organizations and the people we proudly serve. Please take your time and carefully review all of the information provided. Visit us often, information is updated weekly and feel free to contact us at supportservice@4naasa.org. With questions, comments and or suggestions.

NAASA, Inc. is dedicated to ICE (Inspiring, Challenging & Educating) everyone involved personally or professionally with the power of the ‘spoken word’. Regardless as to whether you are interested in developing or enhancing your communication skills personally or professionally, you are at the right place at the right time. We encourage you to join us, make yourself at home and we will provide you with the venue to “Live the Life you speak about!” For more information or to make reservations for the upcoming National Speakers Association Relationship Building Opportunity and Business Card Exchange you may email NAASA at NAASANY@aol.com or telephone Gail Richardson, CPS, NAASA New York Metro area president at 718.405.6042 or 917.684-5804 or log on to http://www.4naasa.org for more information. To be placed on our email list for future events email National African American Speakers Association at NAASANY@aol.com







HR.com Presents Awards at Its 2005 Employers of Excellence Conference

Aurora, ON (PRWEB) October 26, 2005

HR.com (http://www.hr.com), the largest research and Web destination for HR Executives, recently held its annual awards dinner in conjunction with its annual Employers of Excellence Conference, held September 26-28 in Phoenix, AZ.

There are several outstanding HR people and organizations in our industry and its important to recognize them on an annual basis, says Debbie McGrath, CEO of HR.com. Our conference attracts a great group of people each year and with such a large crowd, its the ideal setting for recognizing excellence among such an elite group of peers.

Recipients of this years awards are as follows:

Best HR Executive Ann Turnbach, Houston Chronicle

Best Realignment of Business-to-Strategy Craig Mundy, Gillette

Best Realignment of Business-to-Strategy with Talent Management Tim Shore, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Best Use of Recruitment Technology to Turn Around a Business Veronica Foote, Novartis Pharma

Best Use of Outsourcing Lisa Knutson, Fifth Third Bank

Best Use of Recruitment Processing Outsourcing Jackie Strange, Brown-Forman Corp.

Best Use of Performance Management Systems Steve Price, CPS Energy

Best Use of Technology in Development of Learning Strategies Steve Hellman, Experian

Best Use of Technology in Development of Learning Strategies Holly Clifton, GuideOne Insurance

Best Utilization of Leadership Development James Gillece, Pfizer

Best Use of Technology in Automation of Employee Self Service Cal Link, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

About HR.com Limited

Established in 1999, HR.com Limited is in business to help build great companies by connecting them to the knowledge and resources they need to effectively manage the people side of business. As the global authority, we deliver HR Best Practices to help organizations build great companies through community, collaboration, research, shared best practices, and measurements. HR.com is funded by the leading venture capital firm Ventures West and private investors.

Contact:

Debbie McGrath, President

HR.com Limited

1-877-472-6648, ext. 104

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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Trafficking In America Task Force presents, Creating a Culture Free of Slavery, 2013 National Conference, May 23-25, Nashville, TN


Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 08, 2013

For the past two years the Trafficking In America Conference has focused on human trafficking 101 with speakers presenting on the basics of human trafficking. This years topics will delve into some of the dark sides that people generally don’t discuss, and youll hear from professionals working in other aspects of prevention such as the travel and tourism industry; the poverty connection; trafficking in the Military, fatherless homes, gang involvement, etc.

The Trafficking In America Conferences arent just an annual gathering of people that come and go. They are designed for the general public to become informed and educated by Experts and Authorities; to protect their at-risk youth, and to mobilize and engage people across America to help turn this horrendous crime of human trafficking around. The human trafficking conference team gives great thought to topics that will help make an impact in the lives of those that attend. The 2013 Anti Human Trafficking Conference offers a slate of expert Speakers this year that will address our attendees with the awareness and practical tools they need to make a difference and save lives.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, human trafficking has become the second fastest growing criminal industry just behind drug trafficking with children accounting for roughly half of all victims-USA Today-1/22/2012

Unlike many of those working in anti-human trafficking, The Trafficking In America Conference has taken the stance since inception that Pimps and Johns need to be restored as well as victims (since so many are also victims of child sex abuse) so as to help prevent others from falling into the trap. Derek Williams, one of the presenters, a former pimp whose life has been transformed, is the founder of Back to The Streets, a ministry dedicated to educating youth about human trafficking from his perspective and prevent them from becoming involved. Just as we need to learn from survivors about their reality, we need to understand Pimps and Johns from theirs, said Yvonne Williams, Conference Speaker Coordinator.

Two of the conference Keynote Speakers are: Laura Lederer, JD, Demand Reduction and Frank Schaeffer, Living Ones Religions through Combating Human Trafficking. Other Speakers who are Experts and Authorities on Human Trafficking include: Linda Dixon: Department of Defense; Agent Greg Christopher, FBI; Debra Moser- Finney, EEOC and Labor Trafficking; Lynn Walsh: Fatherless Homes and Their Effects on Children; Saturday Joan Keddell: International Tourism Management Institute: Travel, Tourism and Trafficking; and, the Bishop, Understanding Gang Involvement in Human Trafficking, as well as survivors of Human Trafficking.

This years Human Trafficking Conference will feature a special Memorial Day Service to honor our Military around the world. A special guest from the Department of Defense will be on hand help with this event.

What is Human Trafficking?

Article 3, paragraph (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons defines Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs. (courtesy of http://www.unodc.org)

About Trafficking in America Task Force

Trafficking in America Task Force is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization and has been working since 2004 to educate the American population about the reality of the sale of American women, men, and children into sexual slavery for the profit and pleasure of their perpetrators, and that the forced labor trafficking of both adults and children is real in this country.

Our Vision is

To help eliminate the human trafficking of women, men and minor children in America, and to provide a culture for our children free of sexual exploitation and slavery, where people know and own their own intrinsic value.