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Sex Slaves: Texas Rescue, Dottie Laster, ImaginePublicity, MSNBC

MSNBC’s Sex Slaves: Texas Rescue with Dottie Laster Part of November Marathon

  Sex Slaves: Texas Rescue Featuring Dottie Laster  Watch the sneak peek! As part of MSNBC’s November marathon, Sex Slaves in America, Sex Slaves: Texas Rescue will air again on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 6pm kicking off the evening’s 4 hours of the most compelling episodes about human trafficking filmed from coast to coast. The Texas Rescue episode follows Dottie Laster and her team performing rescue attempts of known victims of trafficking by “purchasing” her services, often with the pimp waiting outside. One of Dottie Laster’s featured team members, Cat French of Elijah Rising, was specifically trained by Laster to recognize the complexities of the landscape of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. French says, “By her tenacity and resolute stand against wickedness, Dottie prepared the way for a whole new coalition of justice warriors to arise in Houston, some through Elijah Rising, and many others in similar organizations throughout our city. We have been equipped for the battlefield by Dottie’s patient and enduring mentorship. Many thanks to you, Dottie!” Rescue of Sex Trafficking Victims in Houston While filming, Dottie Laster and …

Fundraiser for Bernardo Kohler Center

Dottie Laster Launches Austin Fundraiser for Bernardo Kohler Center

    On Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6pm Central, Bernardo Kohler Center is sponsoring a fundraiser at Law Offices Building of Wilson Sonsoni Goodrich and Rosati, 900 Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin, TX. The public is encouraged to attend and take part in learning about the various services Bernardo Kohler Center provides. There will be a silent auction, music, speakers and jewelry for sale made by survivors of human trafficking. The mission of Bernardo Kohler Center is “…. to attain safety, respect, and justice for abused, abandoned, neglected juveniles, victims of crime, human trafficking victims, and asylum seekers by providing legal, social, and educational services.” The advocates are continually working with cases brought to them from all over the world including Mexico and Central America, and as far away as Nepal, Cameroon, and Eastern Europe. Through programs like Casitas, which addresses abandoned and abused children, and Save One Soul, which addresses human trafficking, victims are provided with legal representation as they make their way through the chaos of their situation. The history of the Bernardo Kohler …

Crisis Center of Comal County Conference, Dottie Laster

Dottie Laster Featured at Crimes Against Families Conference

Crisis Center of Comal County, Texas will be hosting the Crimes Against Families Conference on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, beginning at 8am Central. The event will be held at the McKenna Event Center, 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. The goal of the conference is to learn how to reach out to rural communities with education and awareness of their risks for crime. Registration is required to attend. Dottie Laster will be giving a presentation on how youth are being targeted by trafficking. Laster will explain the most common grooming practices being seen in schools and colleges across the country in order that young people, and adults, will be more tuned in to the epidemic of human trafficking. Her presentation will cover the basics of trafficking, especially sex and labor trafficking, what danger signals are present, and the proper responses if one is approached. Laster says, “There is a growing problem within our schools where traffickers are infiltrating. Many unsuspecting students are unknowingly being groomed by traffickers who will introduce them to a living nightmare.” Crisis Center …

Dottie Laster, human trafficking

Human Trafficking in Houston: A Community Policy Forum

    OnTuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6pm (Central) human trafficking activist and advocate Dottie Laster CEO of Laster Global Consulting and affiliated with Bernardo Kohler Center, joins Elijah Rising’s Founder and Executive Director, Cat French, along with Harris County Attorney Linda Geffin, and former trafficking victim Kathryn Griffin-Townsend for a community policy forum about trafficking in Houston. Each of the participants have been active in the trafficking issue for several years and each bring a different perspective to the discussion. Craft Salon & Style Bar, 2307 Dunlavy Street in Houston will be hosting the event to provoke and inspire thoughtful policy discussion. The forum is open to the public, but reservations are required.  RSVP to Cara Crafton at caracrafton@gmail.com Dottie Laster and Laster Global Consulting has a long history with Elijah Rising having trained their members in best practices and setting up a model for their organization. Founder, Cat French often works on Laster’s team when an intervention, rescue and restoration is in progress. Uniting their efforts as individuals and organizations they have had much success in the Houston area and beyond. Through …

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Katherine Svoi Symthe Returns with Co-Host Dottie Laster to The Roth Show

Join Dr. Laurie Roth weekdays at 7-10pm Pacific, 10pm-1am Eastern Listen LIVE or to the Archive:  http://therothshow.com Each Wednesday  Dr. Laurie Roth holds conversations with those in the know about particular crimes,criminals, issues, corruption, and wrongdoing. Tune in with co-host Dottie Laster and her guests to learn more about human trafficking, the dangers and what to do about it.   Dr. Laurie Roth and co-host Dottie Laster welcome back Katherine Svoi Smythe, continuing to tell the story of her own captivity and experience as a victim of human trafficking. Her book, Unbroken, was released in April and recounts the horrors she suffered as a child in the bondage of sex trafficking by her family.  Katherine Svoi Symthe is the granddaughter of Lester Brown, whose cruelty to animals made the cover of Life magazine in 1966, that enraged Congress to pass the Animal Rights Law. Lester Brown moved to California where Smythe’s mother started buying children from the sex trade and abusing them. Smythe endured 17 years of torture, pain, and even witnessed her sister’s death by her mother. In a …