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Dottie Laster Speaking at St. Marys University Wednesday, February 28

From a classroom at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, Dottie Laster was inspired by a speaker from the U.S. State Department speaking about the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, and made a life-changing career decision. After graduation she embarked on a career that led her to become one of the nation’s leading expert on human trafficking. On Wednesday, February 28th, Dottie Laster will be the one behind the speaker’s podium.  She has been invited to speak at St. Mary’s about the general aspects of human trafficking and participating in kicking off March’s Women’s History Month .  Fielding several requests from universities and colleges across the country, Laster hopes to be the inspiration for others interested in making a difference in combatting one of America’s most embarrassing epidemics, the enslavement and sale of humans. The audience will come away with Dottie’s years of knowledge, research and expertise from working directly with victims of trafficking, and a better understanding of how they can be personally involved in the anti-trafficking movement. Download BROCHURE:  WHM2012-Brochure Download POSTER:   …

Dottie Laster Speaking to Class at Northwest Vista College February 8

Northwest Vista College has once again invited Dottie Laster to speak about the issue of human trafficking. One of the classes led by Professor Joanne Nilson Tartalone are creating PSAs about human trafficking and the best one will be broadcast on local, and hopefully national networks. She has also been invited back to the college to be one of several judges to make the determination which PSA is the best. Dottie Laster’s position with YMCA International in Houston afforded her the opportunity to meet victims of war and genocide and she was captivated by their urge to survive. She was appointed an original member of the U. S. Attorney’s Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance, a human trafficking task force often noted as a model for the nation. As a part of this task force, she trained over 5,000 police officers and worked directly with adult and child victims. Laster has become a nationally recognized expert in the field of human trafficking. She has been trained by the Department of Justice to educate law enforcement on human …