All posts tagged: TRAFFICKED Designs

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Dottie Laster Filming Project Red Light Reality Show about Human Trafficking

Filming has begun in Houston, Texas for Dottie Laster’s new reality show on human trafficking,  titled Project Red Light. A red light symbolizes “stop” and that’s what the show is about, stopping human trafficking on its own turf. Dottie Laster and her film crew, including a security detail and body guards for her and her team went into the belly of the beast to attempt to rescue girls from the sex trafficking trade. Dottie Laster has been involved in the rescue and restoration of over 200 victims in her career as an advocate, but rarely has the opportunity for security or body guards to accompany her. She was overcome with emotion when she realized that she didn’t have to be as vigilant for her own safety and could concentrate on getting to the victims and assisting them safely, a very risky business. Laster and her team often make trips to bars and cantinas where known traffickers are prostituting their victims. Able to recognize who the victims are she’s able to make contact, talk to them, …

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TRAFFICKED Designs Jewelry Workshop at New Braunfels Art League

On Monday, October 14 TRAFFICKED Designs joins with jewelry maker Lynda Medore to provide a jewelry making workshop for the benefit of victims of human trafficking at New Braunfels Art League at 239 W San Antonio St from 1pm-4pm. There is a fee of $10 charge to cover supplies for two bracelets (one to make and one to donate) for each student. The class is free to trafficking victims. Supplies for the bracelets will be provided for each student. Students need to bring basic jewelry pliers and metal cutters. Workshop leader, Lynda Medore will be assisted by fellow Art League member, Brian Moreland. To enroll in the class, please call Lynda Medore at (830)358-0186. (Class size is limited to 12 students) The design of the bracelet symbolizes the chains, with the lock and key of enslavement, and the braided faux leather inset represents the Silver Braid Organization which assists survivors of the sex industry. The Silver Braid is a symbol of reintegration and spiritual healing, for both the survivor and the community. Dottie Laster of Laster Global Consulting and Bernardo Kohler Center heads up the TRAFFICKED Designs project with …

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 …

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Dottie Laster Appearing on San Antonio Living Morning Show

Dottie Laster, one of the nation’s leading experts on human trafficking, has been invited to appear on  San Antonio Living morning show on Friday morning November 9, 10-11am Central time. Laster hopes that the viewing public will come away with a better understanding of the urgency of public education and that any minor engaging in commercial sex is a victim, not a criminal. She also wants viewers to be aware that there are laws to protect victims and that many families are being harmed by this crime. Laster will talk about the epidemic of human trafficking, not only in her home town, but reaching across the globe. She will give viewers information about targeted areas, what to look for in your own neighborhoods, and what families can do to protect their children from the traffickers. Dottie Laster and Laster Global Consulting provide project development, consultancy, and training resources in domestic and international trafficking. The strong multi-disciplinary team has an established track record of helping victims of trafficking and developing anti-trafficking programs with law enforcement, universities, …