The Press Conference will address the issues at hand, what is being done about them and what Arizonans can do to help. Interviews available afterwards.
Speakers will include:
Amanda Christmann Larson, CEO of Compassionate Journeys, and one of the bike riders going from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL, to raise awareness of trafficking.
Kim Sterling-Heflin and Lucia Fakonas Howard, Co chairs of the Avon Program for Women and Justice at O'Connor House.
Phoenix Police Dept Representative.
Lea Benson, Executive Director of StreetLightUSA - a residential reintegration center for trafficked teens.
Hosted by Dr. Paul Eppinger, Executive Director, AZ Interfaith Movement, azifm.org.
Press Conference Details:
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Where: Arizona State Capitol Lawn, 1700 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Practical ways to help:
Sign petitions at http://www.protectazchildren.com/
www.compassionatejourneys.com and www.babesblockingtraffic.com - see all the details about the 3,093 mile bike journey to raise awareness about child trafficking and slavery, and to raise funds to put a stop to it.
Sign petition at http://www.change.org/
The mission of Arizona Interfaith Movement "is to build bridges of understanding, respect and support among diverse people of faith through education, dialogue and the
implementation of the Golden Rule."