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Hope for Freedom: Human Trafficking at Home & Abroad

  • Valley High School Cafeteria
  • Address: 3650 Woodland Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • November 10, 2016
  • From: 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • Price: Free

More people live in slavery today than at any point in history, and in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, hundreds of thousands of children remain in the shackles of forced labor and prostitution. Beza Threads, a Des Moines-based non-profit, has spent the last seven years working to bring hope and freedom to these children. Through partnership with Hope for Children in Ethiopia (HCE), Beza Threads has helped save over 100 boys and girls from slavery. HCE Director Yonas Tesfaye will speak about the rescue and rehabilitation of these children, as well as the work that’s still to be done. In addition, other local non-profits will share about opportunities to get involved with the fight against human trafficking through their own organizations. Desserts and drinks will be provided, and a Q&A session will follow the program.

Other groups presenting: Teens Against Human Trafficking, Freedom House Ministries, Plymouth Church Human Trafficking Task Force, and Dorothy's House

Free parking is available in the west lot of Valley High near 39th St. Enter through the west entrance to reach the cafeteria.

Hope for Freedom: Human Trafficking at Home & Abroad