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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 …

Dottie Laster on Panel at Human Trafficking Summit

Human Trafficking Summit Hosted by Texas State Representative Todd Hunter, Del Mar College and Victoria College Dottie Laster of Laster Global has been invited to participate in the panel discussion at the Human Trafficking Summit on Thursday, March 29 at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. During the 81st Legislative session, Todd Hunter served as the Chairman of the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence committee. While serving as Chairman of the committee, he was shocked to learn about the human trafficking issue currently present in Texas. It quickly became clear that this is an issue that Texas needs to focus on and strive to shutdown in all its forms. During the 82nd Texas Regular Legislative Session, Rep. Hunter filed and passed House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 68, which was signed on June 17, by Governor Rick Perry. The U.S. State Department estimates that 800,000 men, women and children are trafficked across international borders each year by criminals. It is also estimated that approximately 20 percent of those individuals go through the State of Texas. In fact, …