All posts tagged: human-rights

TRAFFICKED Designs, Dottie Laster, jewelry workshop

Dottie Laster: Human Trafficking Victims Find New Opportunity with TRAFFICKED Designs

Jewelry ….SOS….Save One Soul TRAFFICKED Designs introduces a new line of handmade jewelry aptly titled “SOS: Save One Soul” as part of Dottie Laster’s mission to assist rescued victims of human trafficking to become more self-sufficient. Bypassing some of the traditional means of employment, TRAFFICKED Designs will use designs and talents of rescued human trafficking victims to help grow a business in which they can prosper and re-enter the world successfully. It’s often difficult for the victims to get a fresh start, especially in the job market where background and credit checks limit the availability of meaningful employment. Resources for rescued victims are limited throughout the United States, clearly an area of need among nearly every community whose budgets are forcing them to work at a minimum. Like anyone victimized by crime, trafficking victims must have specialized care, safety from the traffickers, mental health treatment, and the basics like food and shelter. To be able to re-enter the job market, victims must slowly re-enter society. In order to assist with the transition TRAFFICKED Designs will …

Jillian Maas Backman,ImaginePublicity

Change Already! with Jillian Maas Backman: “Dogmatic Religious Thinking Gone BAD”

Change Already! Your Future, Your Choice Jillian, Warm and Fuzzy with an Attitude! Listen in live, or listen at your convenience through the archive of the show.   Jillian will walk you through the maze to an enlightened and engaging future of change! Tune in Thursdays at 1pm ET, 12pm CT Listen LIVE: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jillianmaasbackman     Jillian, devastated and heart-broken, breaks her silence and discusses her long-standing relationship with members of the Oak Creek Sikh community. Sharing intimate details and stories from inside a world not many Christians are privileged to experience “first-hand.” Jillian credits this Soul Group for expanding her vision from a mid-western myopic view of Christianity of tolerance to a world view of spiritual acceptance for all. Jillian Maas Backman, an award-winning author “Beyond the Pews: Breaking with Tradition and Letting Go of Religious Lockdown” suggests that the violence visited by the Sikh Temple is the result of “dogmatic religious thinking gone bad.” The author, who espouses inter-religious dialogue, stated, “Our individual faith experiences need not be threatened by alternative worldviews, but rather our experience of God deepens when we …

Dottie Laster,ImaginePublicity

Dottie Laster: Holding the Department of Justice Accountable for Neglecting Victims of Human Trafficking

Trying diligently to unlock the system within the United States Department of Justice and the FBI, Dottie Laster, who works with the Bernardo Kohler Center assisting victims of human trafficking, finds herself in a precarious situation. Working with Brandon Darby, a former FBI informant, Laster and Darby presented dozens of cases of human trafficking to the agencies, following all the necessary protocols set forth, only to meet resistance to investigate, or complete complacency. Brandon Darby has written the full account of the experience in the latest edition of Town Hall Magazine, a monthly conservative news magazine, explaining in detail the shift in priorities within the FBI and his conclusions as to why human trafficking cases are being ignored. Darby exposes problems which arise between law enforcement agencies and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and how by ICE agents rolling into an ongoing investigation, critical evidence is often lost and traffickers walk free with little consequence because of it, causing law enforcement agencies to back away from needed investigations, thus perpetuating the cycle. Darby goes on …

Dottie Laster,Human Traffickiing,PI Magazine

Dottie Laster and Human Trafficking Featured in PI Magazine

The cover story in the current issue of PI Magazine is Slavery is Alive in the USA and Beyond: Investigators Needed by Drew Robb.  Robb says, “One of the biggest barriers standing in the way of eradicating human trafficking is that people either don’t believe it or don’t want to hear about it…that’s why seasoned investigators are badly needed” one expert emphasizes in Drew’s article on this global epidemic of evil.” Dottie Laster, of Laster Global Consulting and the Bernardo Kohler Center, was interviewed and her work featured in the article which is aimed towards private investigators and the importance of their role in human trafficking cases. According to Dottie Laster, a lot of missing person or murder cases may have a human trafficking angle. “Investigators probably think to themselves, ‘This case just doesn’t add up,’ but don’t understand what they are running into.”  As a consultant and educator of investigators on the subject of human trafficking, she stated that professional investigators are in a prime position to help. Addressing the potential for an income source …

Dottie Laster April Event Schedule for Anti-Human Trafficking Presentations

Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy Training Presented by Laster Global Consulting,The Journey on Elm Street (JOES) and Freedom Place Friday and Saturday, June 1-2 9am-5pm Ambassador Auditorium Arrow Child and Family Ministries Facility 2929 FM 2920 Spring, Texas  77388 A 2-day extensive training in which you will learn about case histories,legal details and distinctions in place to stop and punish traffickers, and how to become and advocate who brings recovery and services to survivors. Per participant $50 To reserve your place contact: B. Reid  mommabee1@gmail.com Dottie Laster info@lasterglobal.com CEUs are available, for information email B. Reid in advance Details ——————————————————————————–  St. Mary’s University  Presentation Tuesday, April 24, 7-9pm St. Mary’s University Conference Center Room B One Camino Santa Maria San Antonio, Texas 78228 A week of faith based student organizations putting on events that highlight a different aspect of the issue of human trafficking. I will be speaking on behalf of women and how we can help in the issue. —————————————————————————– Amnesty International Latest Report: In Hostile Terrain: Human Rights Violations in Immigration Enforcement in the U.S. Southwest    …