Cornerstone Church of Lexington Park and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will host a human trafficking awareness event on January 22, 2016, from 7 – 9 p.m. at Cornerstone Church, 23075 Town Creek Drive in Lexington Park, MD. Human Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that involves the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain and represents one of the most shameful violations of human rights. In Maryland, human trafficking is often overlooked, especially in the rural areas. However, its increasingly regular occurrence has St. Mary’s County groups collaborating to bring awareness to the second largest criminal activity globally.
The event will help attendees spot the signs of human trafficking in our community. Federal, state and county leaders will educate the public on national activity and how demand works, Internet safety, local status reporting, as well as child vulnerability and social safety nets. The event will feature a special guest, the Honorable Judge Michael Stam, who will discuss the impact trafficking has had on the local foster care system.
Register for the event at www.cornerstonepca.org/#/big-events