All posts tagged: Sex slavery

Dottie Laster, Human Trafficking Expert, ImaginePublicity

Thank You Dottie Laster for Teaching us About Human Trafficking

Dottie Laster has been giving presentations and training to thousands over the years she has worked as an anti-human trafficking advocate and expert. Usually contracted by law enforcement, government agencies and organizations, the tide seems to have shifted lately and more and more high schools and colleges are bringing her to speak on campuses. One explanation for the rise in schools sending invitations and inquiries is the fact that human trafficking is being recognized as an epidemic among teens and young people, and they aren’t always involved in abductions for sex slavery or other forms of modern slavery, but groomed and lured away from their homes and communities. Lately Laster has been called on more and more cases of young girls, academically doing well, and coming from upscale, stable families who have been lured by traffickers after a period of “grooming.”  She writes on her blog about the tactics used to groom and lure unsuspecting youth who wind up crushed by an evil they didn’t even know existed. Read:  Understanding the Grooming Process The pimp …

Dottie Laster Appearing at University of Texas, San Antonio for Women’s History Month

One of the major events on the campus of the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) each year is March Women’s History Month and 2013 is no exception. The month long series of events and lectures will feature “TRAFFICKED” led by Dottie Laster, CEO of Laster Global Inc. and UTSA Alumni on Friday, March 22 at 2pm in the Harris Room, UC2.212. Dottie Laster will present on the issue of human trafficking in the United States and will discuss current statistics and the industries in which these individuals of modern day slavery are subjected. An advocate for awareness of human trafficking, she will answer questions regarding the theory of intersectionality, social phenomena, gender inequality, class opportunity, global situation, and youth exploitation. ….(UTSA complete schedule of events.)   Dottie Laster is a nationally recognized expert in the field of human trafficking. She has been trained by the Department of Justice to train law enforcement on human trafficking. She has been the architect and leader of human trafficking task forces and coalitions in many cities in Texas and California. In her …

Cantinera Documentary,Dottie Laster,ImaginePublicity

The Cantinera Documentary

CantineraDocumentary.Com The Cantinera exposes a niche of human trafficking in the United States where latin women drink and prostitute themselves for a living in latin bars or cantinas by means of force, fraud or coercion. Through the story of three women, the film navigates through the virtually unheard of subject from the perspective of a cantinera, an advocate and a vigilante. The film travels into the cantinas where women drink up to 40 beers a night, five nights a week.  An upclose look identifies the strategies of traffickers who stage their operations so the victims look like the perpetrators and the cantina a legitimate business. The Cantinera tells the story of hope in the midst of modern day slavery as the women confront enslavement, addiction and second chances. Human trafficking is one of the largest money making crimes in the US and globally. Feeding on vulnerable women, men and children in a variety of industries, it’s web is reaching far into every city and town, even YOUR neighborhood. While most traffickers find their easiest victims …

The Roth Show: Dottie Laster and Brandon Darby, Human Trafficking Cases Being Ignored by FBI?!

 Listen LIVE: http://therothshow.com Join Dr. Laurie Roth and Susan Murphy Milano each Wednesday BROADCASTING AT A NEW TIME!  8-9 Pacific, 11-12am Eastern Human Trafficking Cases Being Ignored? More than 27 MILLION people are living in slavery around the globe! Daily we hear about new cases of human trafficking, not only in the sex and prostitution sector, but in agriculture, hospitality, restaurant, housekeeping and other low paying industries. Teenagers are being groomed and lured away from their homes with promises of money and “the life.” Missing kids seem to be making headlines nightly. Although there doesn’t seem to be as many news pieces about the arrests and prosecution of traffickers and pimps, or the rescue of victims, they are being arrested and victims are being rescued, largely in part due to citizens like Dottie Laster of Laster Global Consulting and Bernardo Kohler Center, along with groups of organizations and grass roots advocates across the United States. However, something quite shocking is happening to some of the cases reported to FBI, ICE and the Department of Justice…..cases are being ignored, or given …