Pikes Peak Library 21C VENUE ROOM                         This event is not endorsed or affiliated with the Pikes Peak Library
1175 Chapel Hills Drive
Colorado Springs, CO

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Sister Rose Ann Barmann, OSB
Benet Hill Monastery 

Do you know the extent of the Human Trafficking problem in El Paso County?

        Experts say that human trafficking is expected to overtake illegal drug       activity as the top illicit crime worldwide. There are nearly 21 million victims annually in what is a $32 biliion industy. The internet and social media are fueling the rapid growth.


Benet Hill Monastery invites you to our Fifth Annual Human Trafficking Prevention Series. These educational four sessions address the cultural and systemic brokenness that feeds and fuels Human Trafficking locally, nationally and globally. 

While All sessions are FREE....Please register online for planning purposes. 

PLACE:  Pikes Peak Library 21 C Venue Room   (Please PARK in the east parking lot) DATES:  Monday Evenings: January 27, February 3,10,17    TIME: 6:30 - 8:15 pm

                            This event is not endorsed or affiliated with the Pikes Peak Library District

Knowledge is Power: These sessions on human trafficking offers powerful information,education and tools for prevention of this crime in our families and communities.
For more information or questions contact Sister Rose Ann Barmann, OSB : sroseann@benethillmonastery.org

Session 1 Monday,January 27: "A Survivor's Story-From Captivity to Catalyst" - Jenni Jessen Jenni is an American survivor of human trafficking, she knows the depths of trauma a body can endure but she also knows the great lengths Jesus will go to redeem those held in capitivity. She was sold into the sex trade at the age of four but says,"God provided for her rescue and escape at the age of 17." Jenni and her husband, KJ are founders and directors of Compass 31, a ministry that provides a holistic model of restoration which includes safe housing, educational scholarships and daycare for young women rescued from exploitation.learn more about them www.compass31.org

Session 2 Monday, February 3: "Connecting the Dots: Cultural & Systemic Ills that Fuel  Human Trafficking" -Wendy Smith,Acute Care Nurse Practioner- Medical Awareness Team Leader- Efforts to combat sex trafficking must include addressing our systemic ills: 1) raising awareness regarding the role pornography plays along with poverty and homelessness, 2) training health care professionals to recognize and intervene on behalf of sex trafficked victims, and 3)mandated reporting of abortions below the age of consent with immediate referral to child protective services.

Session 3 Monday, February 10: "Addressing the DEMAND:MAN to MAN"- Geremy Keeton   This short film titled "Addressing the Demand:Man to Man" will be shown. The film's discussion guide focuses on men. While topics addressed are mature, we welcome minors accompanied by fathers and/or grandfathers as well as teens age 15 or older to be included in this discussion of a healthy vision of manhood and masculinity. 

Session 4 Monday, February 17: "Introducing: BAKHITA MOUNTAIN HOME: A Residential      Community for Adult Women Recovered from Human Trafficking"- Bakhita Mountain Home Founding Group.Bakhita Mountain Home is a community where love heals,restores and empowers women impacted by human trafficking. Women experience healing through three components: Safe Haven, Trauma-Informed Therapy and Life Enhancing Skills.