All posts tagged: The Cantinera Documentary

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Dottie Laster Keynotes at FIRST South Carolina Human Trafficking Conference at Coker College

On Friday, October 11 Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina will host the first conference about human trafficking, “Combatting Human Trafficking in South Carolina: Implications for Social Work and Law Enforcement” offering the public information as well as workshops, training and speakers for the benefit of educating law enforcement, social workers, advocates, and other professionals who work in the arena of human trafficking. To register for the conference, go to www.cokercollege.whindo.com. For additional information, contact McClerklin-Motley at 843-383-8084 or smotley@coker.edu . Registration will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Stein Gallery of the Performing Arts Center.  Human Trafficking Expert Dottie Laster Keynotes Conference The Keynote Speaker for the event is Dottie Laster of Laster Global Consulting and the Bernardo Kohler Center.  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 career she has been directly …

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Dottie Laster, Ruth Villatoro and The Cantinera on Margaret McLean’s It’s A Crime Radio

To listen LIVE at 12-2 Pacific, 3-5 Eastern CLICK HERE 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. Documentary producer, Ruth Villatoro‘s film took many turns in the five years it took to put it all together. Setting out to tell the story of a cantina girl who drank for a living in Latin bars, she unexpectedly ran into the vast …

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The Cantinera Private Screening at Sam Houston State

  The Student Health Center at Sam Houston State University will welcome Ruth Villatoro, producer of The Cantinera Documentary, and Dottie Laster, a victim advocate, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, to discuss the film. The film screening and discussion will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Criminal Justice Center’s Killinger Auditorium. 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, …

World Affairs Council of Houston Hosts Dottie Laster for Human Trafficking Workshop

The World Affairs Council of Houston has invited Dottie Laster of Laster Global Consulting and Bernardo Kohler Center to present her educational workshop on human trafficking at the Global Perspectives Workshop for Educators on Saturday, January 26, 2013. The event will be from 8:30am-3:30pm Central time and held at the World Affairs Council of Houston Office, 2500 East TC Jester, Suite 350, Houston, Texas. Along with Dottie Laster, other expert speakers include Jeronimo Cortina, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and a Research Associate at the Hobby Center for Public Policy at the University of Houston, and Deborah Hubbs, General Counsel and Business Development Manager for GeoSouthern Energy Corporation in The Woodlands, Texas. The day-long professional development workshop is geared towards Houston area high school teachers and they will receive classroom-ready information on the economic, political, and cultural issues of human trafficking, both nationally and globally. Topics to be covered by the experts are: Human Trafficking, Definition, Policy and Prevention; Human Trafficking In India; and Human Mobility and Foreign Policy. Dottie Laster is on the front lines of awareness, education and training. Her work with such organizations as the Bernardo Kohler Center, …

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Dottie Laster: Human Trafficking Education with Texas League of Women Voters

On Thursday, January 17th,  the League of Women Voters of Comal, Texas will host Dottie Laster leading an educational workshop on human trafficking issues within the state of Texas and the nation at the Tye Preston Memorial Library, 16311 South Access, Canyon Lake, TX. The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.  While the mission of the League of Women Voters is to encourage government participation and voting, it also serves to educate members and the public on issues important to, not only the country and state, but also local communities in an effort to shape policies for the betterment of all. “At the state organization level, the LWV-TX has adopted the topic of human trafficking as a new study for 2013-14 to be conducted by the local Leagues prior to forming a consensus and publishing the League’s position paper on the issue.” says organizer, Phyllis Walther.  It’s hoped that through the study of the issue, established facts …