On Thursday, January 17th, the League of Women Voters of Comal, Texas will host Dottie Laster leading an educational workshop on human trafficking issues within the state of Texas and the nation at the Tye Preston Memorial Library, 16311 South Access, Canyon Lake, TX.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
While the mission of the League of Women Voters is to encourage government participation and voting, it also serves to educate members and the public on issues important to, not only the country and state, but also local communities in an effort to shape policies for the betterment of all.
“At the state organization level, the LWV-TX has adopted the topic of human trafficking as a new study for 2013-14 to be conducted by the local Leagues prior to forming a consensus and publishing the League’s position paper on the issue.” says organizer, Phyllis Walther.
It’s hoped that through the study of the issue, established facts will be brought forth to influence the public’s perception of the epidemic of human trafficking and, through their votes, will hold elected officials accountable for properly addressing it.
One of the barriers standing in the way of fighting against human trafficking is that people either don’t believe it or don’t want to hear about it…until it happens to their family member or someone they know. Dottie Laster is on the front lines of awareness, education and training. Her work with such organizations as the Bernardo Kohler Center, as well as the Department of Justice, qualify Laster to work with law enforcement agencies and organizations across the country to get the message to the public that human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes affecting every country, even the United States.
Dottie Laster has served as a consultant with several celebrities in film and television projects and is featured in The Cantinera Documentary which exposes the life of the “cantina girls” in the Houston area. In October 2012 she was the subject of a feature story in MORE Magazine written by Mimi Swartz. She has appeared on several local and national television and radio shows as well as completed training of law enforcement and social workers for the state of Kansas.
Recently, Laster has created a way for victims to find that self-sufficiency by designing and creating jewelry for TRAFFICKED Designs and an awareness campaign called SOS “Save One Soul.” To read articles written by and about Dottie Laster refer to her site, Anti-Human Trafficking News from Dottie Laster.
Human Trafficking Educational Workshop
- Date: January 17, 2013
- Time: 6:30-8:00pm Central time
- Location: Tye Preston Memorial Library, 16311 South Access, Canyon Lake, TX
- Open and FREE to the public
- Contact: Phyllis Walther firstname.lastname@example.org
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