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Workshop to place focus on human trafficking

Thursday, January 26, 2012

WEST TERRE HAUTE -- The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods will host a workshop to help educate people about the issues of human trafficking.

The workshop will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, in Owens Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sgt. Jason Brentlinger of the Terre Haute Police Department will be the presenter. He will discuss ways to identify signs of human trafficking and how to respond to incidents when they are witnessed.

The congregation has been working to raise its own awareness and the awareness of others in the community about the issue, primarily managers and staff members at Terre Haute's hotels.

Incidents of human trafficking tend to escalate during major events where large crowds of people are present, such as the Super Bowl, scheduled to take place Feb. 5, in Indianapolis.

The workshop is open to the public, but the information would be particularly meaningful for hospitality professionals.

The plan is for the workshop to last no more than 90 minutes. There is no charge to attend the event.

Persons who are unable to attend, but would like to have more information, should contact Sister Lisa Stallings at 812-535-2857 or e-mail lstallin@spsmw.org, or contact Sister Dawn Tomaszewski at 812-535-2858 or dtomaszewski@spsmw.org.



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