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May 24, 2013

What I Have Been Through Is Not Who I Am

by Brendan Welsh

Carol Smolenski speaking to seminar groupCarol Smolenski, executive director of ECPAT-USA, spoke to yesterday’s seminar group from the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, NJ about her organization's work to protect American children from sexual trafficking. In her organization’s film What I Have Been Through Is Not Who I Am we meet Katrina, a young woman who was coerced out of her job as an Atlanta restaurant hostess when she was 17 by a patron who, unbeknownst to her, was intent on making money off of her through the sex trade. The man gained Katrina’s trust not only by paying ...

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October 23, 2012

ECPAT-USA: Buy Art Not Kids is a huge success

The Presbyterian Human Trafficking Roundtable joined our partners at ECPAT-USA at ECPAT-USA’s second annual fundraising event “Buy Art Not Kids” event last night.  I was glad to join Tony De La Rosa- Interim Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of New York City, Lisa Anderson- Director, Women’s Multifaith Programs at Auburn Theological Seminary, Alpha Brown- Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of New York City and others in celebrating art and ECPAT-USA’s work.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) joined ECPAT by sponsoring this event. To learn more about PC(USA) work on human trafficking, please visit the Human ...

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