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Polaris Project Supports South Carolina Lobby Day to End Human Trafficking!

  Advocates against Human Trafficking in South Carolina are stepping up to lobby for tougher legislation in the state on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 in the state capital, Columbia, SC. Much has been written and discussed about human trafficking and now it’s time to make your voice heard.  This is a chance for ordinary citizens to come together and let those whom they  elected into office to hear what the people have to say about ending human trafficking in South Carolina. You don’t have to be an expert or an advocate to attend this gathering.  If you’re an average citizen who is outraged by the facts surrounding children, adults, U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who are becoming victims of human trafficking, and who experience horrible physical and psychological abuse, as well as a complete loss of freedom, then NOW is your time to be heard.   Polaris Project will have experts on site to brief you on human trafficking, train you on how to lobby your legislators, and answer any questions you may have. All you need …

Lisa Michels Speaks at Polaris Project Fundraiser

Lisa Michels, member of the RAINN speakers bureau, will be featured at the Polaris Project fundraiser event sponsored by the Advocates for a Safer Tomorrow at Westwood College Satellite Campus in Annandale, VA on Thursday, April 29. Polaris Project is one of the largest anti-trafficking organizations in the United States and Japan, with programs operating at international, national and local levels through our offices in Washington, DC; Newark, NJ; and Tokyo, Japan.  Polaris Project is one of the few organizations working on all forms of trafficking and serving both citizen and foreign national victims of human trafficking. Lisa’s presentation will be on sexual abuse, repressed memories and human trafficking.  In 2001 Lisa was a participant on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” in a weeklong program with Dr. Phil called the “Get Real Challenge.” This life changing event for Lisa has helped her personally deal with and overcome her personal tragedies and has given her the strength, ability and determination to help other victims. Help put an end to sex trafficking and human slavery!  Join us for …