Month: March 2014

Dottie Laster, human trafficking

Dottie Laster Presenting at Coastal Bend Coalition Against Modern Day Slavery 3rd Annual Symposium

  On Friday, April 11, 2014 Dottie Laster will be speaking to an audience of law enforcement, health care providers, CPS personnel, mental health service providers, social workers, and citizens at the 3rd Annual Coastal Bend Coalition Against Modern Slavery Symposium being held at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. The event will be from 9-4 (Central time), registration begins at 8:30 am. A day to exchange information to raise awareness and educate about the issue of human trafficking, the symposium also wishes to provide solutions and tools to combat the injustice of modern slavery in the Coastal Bend region of Texas. “Make no mistake-human trafficking is not just a global problem. It is a national crisis-one that every parent, every teacher, every policymaker, and every law enforcement official must work to understand-and must help to address.” Eric Holder US Attorney General – April 2012 Dottie Laster has spent over 10 years in the effort of the anti-human trafficking movement nationally, and in her home state of Texas. She is the co-founder of the San Antonio, Texas Coalition …

Investigation Discovery, Evil Twins, Diane Fanning

Diane Fanning Appears on Investigation Discovery’s EVIL TWINS

  Thursday, April 10, 2014 Diane Fanning offers her commentary on Investigation Discovery’s EVIL TWINS. Diane Fanning has been seen on numerous crime episodes of Investigation Discovery television shows over the years. With her background as a true crime and crime fiction series author, Fanning is an experienced examiner of all types of criminal cases from the high profile Caylee Anthony case (Mommy’s Little Girl) to more obscure cases involving domestic violence, serial killers, and crimes of passion. Her thorough research is obvious throughout her 21 published books. Always the professional, Fanning’s commentary presents all sides of the cases she’s invited to discuss for Investigation Discovery, making her a popular figure and invited back often to appear on their various shows. She’s covered cases about which she’s written books, and oftentimes those which she hasn’t. Fanning takes pains to probe into every viewpoint of a criminal case through interviews, documents, and attending trials; the mark of a writer who stands up to scrutiny time and time again. The April 10th episode of EVIL TWINS will feature …

TRAFFICKED Designs earrings

TRAFFICKED Designs: Turning Over New Leaves Jewelry Making Workshop

NEW DESIGN by Lynda Medore and TRAFFICKED DESIGNS MAKE ONE, DONATE ONE     This is a “Make & Donate” class. The cost of the materials and studio time is $15. The students make one for themselves and donate one to the victims of human trafficking, so that others may have a chance at freedom. “Turning Over New Leaves.” The earrings are designed by New Braunfels artist Lynda Medore for Dottie Laster’s anti-Human Trafficking group. They are handcrafted of copper and embellished with a broken handcuff and sterling silver ear wires. The student will begin with a sheet of copper and will cut a leaf design with metal snips or a jeweler’s saw. The rest is filing, doming (or dapping), and putting it all together. Students will have the option of metal texturing and/or color patination. Students may want to bring disposable gloves and q-tips for using color. All other tools and supplies will be provided. Class fee of $15.00 includes studio fee for the gallery. New Braunfels Art League at 239 W San Antonio St., …

Shattered Lives Radio, Donna R. Gore, LadyJustice

Shattered Lives Radio Welcomes the Return of Pamela Katz Ressler

  Listen to Shattered Lives Radio Shattered Lives Radio welcomes returning guest Pamela Katz Ressler to discuss a topic that’s showing great interest; what personal stories should, or shouldn’t, be shared on social media? With the increase of users there has been a trend to use social media platforms as the neighborhood fence to talk with one another about all the ups and downs of the day, and, in many cases, our illnesses, tragedies, and diseases. Pam Ressler’s article written for Cognoscenti addresses the issue of writing, blogging, or discussing the very personal aspects of our lives. During the show we will delve into the fact that people are sharing very personal experiences and whether it’s always appropriate. Is there often a stigma attached to being so open, or are people finding support within their online communities? Pamela Katz Ressler, MS, RN, HN-BC is the founder of Stress Resources in Concord, Massachusetts, a firm specializing in building resiliency for individuals and organizations through tools of connection, communication and compassion, Pam is a frequent speaker to local, national and …