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 email@example.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 combined voices throughout the country, the public has a better chance of educating themselves on the issue of human trafficking, as well as helping to make necessary changes in policy.
Elijah Rising is a faith based organization proclaimed to be “a new breed of justice warrior for prayer, awareness, and intervention in the spirit of Isaiah 1:17.” They also raise awareness and conduct interventions that increase points of initial contact with women and children who are caught in the jaws of the commercial sex trade in Houston.
FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Catherine “Cat” French is a modern-day abolitionist who is passionate about seeing the end of human trafficking in Houston and around the world. She is a former sociology professor and researcher in the social sciences, with an extensive background in outreach and ministry to prostituted women and children. She currently leads Elijah Rising.
Visit website: ElijahRising.Org
Weekly Co-Host on the nationally syndicated radio show, The Roth Show, Dottie Laster presents discussion and guests to speak out about a variety of controversial subjects surrounding the abolishment of human trafficking and corresponding crimes.
Dottie Laster is featured in the documentary on sex trafficking in Latin bars and cantinas, The Cantinera, and her direct rescue work is the subject of the MSNBC Documentary, Sex Slaves: Texas Rescue. She is the recipient of several human rights awards and has been featured in numerous publications including recent issues of Texas Monthly, Town Hall, and MORE Magazine.
Dottie Laster is the CEO of Laster Global Consulting which has consulted in several high-profile trafficking cases, and has been directly and indirectly responsible for the rescue and restoration of hundreds of trafficking victims. The strong multi-disciplinary team has an established track record and provide project development, consultancy, and training resources in domestic and international trafficking.
She is affiliated with the non-profit Bernardo Kohler Center where she is accredited to practice immigration law, created their Casita program and Save One Soul outreach.
Visit website: DottieLaster.Com