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Flowers of Love by Dottie Laster

Dottie Laster Releases Ebook, Flowers of Love

Dottie Laster’s work with locating, rescuing and restoring victims of human trafficking take her to the depths of the revolting underbelly of society. In her tiny bits of spare time she enjoys the beauty of nature. With the release of her e-book, Flowers of Love, she shares her skills as a photographer with offerings of several alluring images of the beauty she sees in obvious places and how they represent the love found in nature. “Flowers are used to celebrate our lives from birth to death. They are presents of Sunlight packaged for us in many forms. They are graceful blessings that remind us that we are loved – in happiness, sorrow and in rites of passage, flowers serve our emotions, nourish us, heal us. Flowers of Love is a beautiful collection of photographs to remind us daily of the beauty and love in the world.” Flowers of Love can be ordered through Smashwords and will soon be available in print. The proceeds from the sale of Flowers of Love goes towards Dottie’s continued work …

The Cantinera Documentary

The Cantinera Screening with Dottie Laster in San Antonio Benefits Missing Persons Organization

On Thursday, May 12, 2016 Heidi Search Center is presenting a screening of The Cantinera at the Alamo Draft House Cinema Marketplace located at  618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX.  The event will begin at 6pm with the film screening followed by a panel discussion led by Dottie Laster, Executive Director of Heidi Search Center who is featured in the film. The screening and panel discussion is open to the public and proceeds will benefit Heidi Search Center who is looking for 300 people to commit to a $20 per month recurring donation. For $20 per month the donation will assist in meeting budget needs and enable the center to continue to serve the families of missing persons. A special thank you to Ohlrich Law Firm for their sponsorship of this event. Seating is limited and tickets need to be purchased in advance at HeidiSearchCenter.Com The Cantinera captures the essence of trafficking for sex in the gritty bars and hidden back rooms in Houston’s cantinas. It takes viewers into the secret life, along with a group of advocates who fearlessly …

Dottie Laster

Dottie Laster: Upcoming Human Trafficking Month Events

  January, 2016 is proclaimed asNational Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  During the month there are ongoing education and awareness opportunities in every city across the nation. Dottie Laster will be appearing at several venues in the San Antonio, TX area to educate citizens about the perils of modern-day slavery. As  National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month folds into February’s Black History Month, Laster will have the opportunity to compare the historical context of slavery to how it applies today. New Braunfels Women’s Chamber of Commerce On Thursday, January 21, 2016 Laster addresses the New Braunfels Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Their luncheon will take place at the Mckenna Events Center, 801 W San Antonio St., New Braunfels, TX 78130 from 11:30am-1pm.  More details can be found at their website: http://nbwcc.com/calendar/#!event/2016/1/21/nbwcc-luncheon San Antonio Against Slavery On Tuesday, January 26, 2016 there will be a screening of the documentary The Cantinera with a question and answer session after the film. Hosting the event is the organization San Antonio Against Slavery and will be held at Wayland Baptist University – Main Campus at …

Dottie Laster, human trafficking

Dottie Laster Special Guest at San Antonio Business Alliance Event

San Antonio Business Alliance (SABA) is hosting an event, Building a Better Community Mixer, being held Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:30pm-9:30pm CT. The event will be held at MA Harpers Creole Kitchen, 1816 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78208. Tickets are free to the public, but to register CLICK HERE. Dottie Laster, human trafficking advocate and Executive Director of Heidi Search Center will be a special guest along with artist, musician and community advocate, Anthony C. Edwards, and County Commissioner, Ramon Costas. The featured speaker is City Councilman, Alan Warrick with a update about economic development in San Antonio. Members of the community are urged to attend to learn from each of the guests about their individual contributions to the betterment of San Antonio, a growing and vibrant city. Celebrating and highlighting the accomplishments of these individuals, the event will recognize the educational, artistic, business, and civic achievements of  public servants who create and direct programs for the benefit of the citizens of San Antonio. San Antonio Business Alliance (SABA) is a business development and marketing platform organization whose …

Heidi Search Center Press Conference

Dottie Laster Press Conference Announces Digital DNA Kit

On Monday, October 26, 2015 Dottie Laster, Executive Director of Heidi Search Center convened a press conference in San Antonio, TX to announce the creation of the Digital DNA Kit as a supplement to their Child ID Kits used to gather information in the event a child goes missing. Individual speakers at the press conference included Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert, Sheriff Susan Pamerleau, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Chief William McManus, San Antonio Police Department, Michelle Lee, FBI, and Dottie Laster, Heidi Search Center. The Digital DNA Kit is used by missing persons organizations and law enforcement agencies to get immediate information about where a missing child may be by tapping into their social media accounts.  “This is invaluable to parents to keep on record for if your kids disappear or runaway,” said Chief William McManus with San Antonio Police. Laster reports that Heidi Search Center offers a Digital Parenting Class that educates parents about the latest internet applications and to help make informed decisions regarding children and the internet. The San Antonio community has embraced the work of Heidi Search …