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Believing the Sky is Purple:
The Cost of Human Trafficking

Addressing Human Trafficking… Here  
Sun., Oct. 13, 2019
9:30 a.m. and 11:00 services.

Brief comments at Wellsprings UU Church, Chester Springs, PA.

How Helping Human Trafficking Survivors Matters  
Sun., Oct. 20, 2019
1:00 p.m..

Brief comments at the Business and Professional Women’s Quarter Raffle, VFW, West Chester PA. $5 to enter. Bring $5 McDonald’s gift cards to donate to women helped by The Salvation Army’s New Day to Stop Trafficking Program.

From Liberty to Captivity: Screening and Panel Discussion  
Tues., Oct. 22, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA. Free public screening of award-winning documentary about human trafficking in Pennsylvania. Register:

The Cost of Displacement: Refugees’ Vulnerability to Human Trafficking  
Sat., Nov. 9, 2019
2:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Breakout session at Rotary Conference at the United Nations, New York. Moderator/Presenter Carol Metzker. More details TBA.

The Sum of Us: Art Reception, Interview, Book Signing  
Sun., Dec. 8, 2019
11:15 a.m. book signing.
noon – 12:30 p.m. art reception with survivor interview.

Main Line Unitarian Church, Book signing, A Shield Against the Monster: Protecting Children from Human Trafficking by Metzker and Jones; Carol Metzker will interview Ann Marie. “Red Sand”-themed art exhibit and reception.

Masterpieces of Broken Pieces: A Labyrinth of Light and Hope  
Thurs. and Fri., Jan. 9 and 10, 2019
At your leisure between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate the freedom of survivors of human trafficking. JusticeRain Inc., 426 W. Gay St., West Chester. Walk a candlelit, music-filled labyrinth. Learn local survivors’ success stories.Take small actions to celebrate hope. Presented by CCAT and JusticeRain. Free and open to the public.

Past Speaking Engagements, Book Signings, Workshops

Media: WHYY NewsWorks Tonight; “Capitol Update” with Senator Andrew Dinniman; Bipartisan Call to Action with Senators Dinniman, Greenleaf and Washington; WCHE 1520 AM “Human Trafficking in OUR Backyard” and “Human Trafficking: Not Just a Myth” hosted by Donna Saul; KWMR “Open House with Lyons Filmer,” Point Reyes, CA. WFYL Roundtable; WRNR Radio (West Virginia).

Other: Testified before PA Senate Education Committee (2015); Invitational participant at World Summit on Ending Sexual Exploitation/Human Trafficking May 2015; Invitational participant Roundtable with Congressmen Goodlatte and Smucker 2017; Spoke at PA Capitol Press Conference (2018)

Conferences and Community Groups: Bucks County United Nations Association; 2015 “State of PA Education” seminar, NAACP Media and Coatesville; ACE of Oxford – Human Trafficking Awareness Group; Sacred Heart Gathering for Peace and Justice, Camden, NJ; Chester County Historical Society; Chester County League of Women Voters; Chester County Fund for Women and Girls; Media Municipal Building; Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae; Baldwin’s Book Barn; Brandywine Peace Movement; Peace Center of Delaware County; Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney; Phoenixville Public Library; Tumulty’s Pub, New Brunswick, NJ: “Who’s Really Losing at the Super Bowl?”; Kendal at Longwood; Media Fellowship House; AAUW – American Assoc. of University Women–Chester County branch, Eastern PA Region conference, Wilmintgton (DE); Greater Downingtown Business and Professional Women; Southern Chester County Business and Professional Women; West Chester Business and Professional Women; Pendle Hill (Swarthmore, PA); Philadelphia Phorum; Take Back the Knight Concert Highland Park, NJ.; Salon True; Media Community Center; Business and Professional Women, eastern PA district conference, Delaware County, West Chester, Downingtown; Delta Kappa Gamma, Wilmington, DE. Brandywine Shrine Club; Kickoff of National Human Trafficking Hotline Training in West Virginia, Shepherd Univ, WV.

Universities, Colleges and Schools: George Mason University, VA (OD/KM graduate school Learning Community); Cornell University, Asian and American Studies; Univ. of Richmond (VA); SUNY Binghamton University; Haverford College; Franklin & Marshall College;SUNY Broome Community; Thomas Wootton High School, Rockville, MD; Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc.; Coatesville Area School District (PA)Administrators; Westtown School, PA; Cab Calloway School of the Performing Arts, Wilmington; Immaculata University (nursing students, Continuing Education credits); Bryn Mawr College (social work students, Continuing Education credits); Lincoln University; Alpha Kappa Alpha at The College of New Jersey; West Chester University (Victimology; Comparative Justice Systems; Senior Project, Mary Kline Day for nurses and nursing students; Social Work/Criminal Justice and Community 2018, CEUs); Manchester University, Indiana; Alvernia University; Eastern University; Bryn Mawr College (social work continuing ed credits); Widener University (Social Work, English); Community Health class for Lankenau Hospital/Immaculata RNs; Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA; Arcadia University, PA; Newberry College, SC; Frostburg State University, Maryland.

Rotary: Rotary International Conventions 2018, Toronto, Canada; 2017, Atlanta; 2016, Seoul, South Korea; 2014, Sydney, Australia. Zone Institute 25 and 26, 2016, Santa Barbara, CA. Zone Institute 24 and 32, Providence, RI, 2015. Rotary 7450 District Conference (2013, 2014, 2015, 2018), District 7500 Conference (2016), District 7410 Conference (2018), District 7360 Conference (2018) and Rotary Clubs: Westwood Village (LA, CA), Ardmore, Central Chester County, Bethlehem (PA), Great Valley, Greater West Chester Sunrise, Kennett Square, Longwood, West Chester Downtown, Thorndale-Downingtown, Norristown, Frankford NE Philadelphia, West Chester, Oxford, Main Line; Kennett Square Rotaract; One World Rotary eClub; Silicon Valley Rotary eClub; RYLA at Juniata College; Rotary World Affairs Conference, Indiana; Cortland Rotary Club (NY); Binghamton Rotary Club, Ithaca Noon Rotary Club; Slavery in Modern Times (Fair Lawn Rotary Club, NJ); Rotary Dress Up to Drive Out Traffic (Maine); South Berwick-Eliot Rotary Club (Maine); Mt. Desert Island Interact and Rotary Clubs (Maine).

Faith-based Organizations: Annual Sessions of Religious Society of Friends – Philadelphia (2012), Allentown (2015); Churches: Unionville Presbyterian; Westminster Presbyterian; Olivet Un. Methodist Women, Coatesville; St. Andrew’s Episcopal, Glenmoore; St. John’s Presbyterian, Devon; Oxford Presbyterian book discussion group; United Methodist Women, Wilmington, DE; Grove United Methodist Women, Zion United Methodist Church (Myerstown, PA), Swarthmore Presbyterian; First Presbyterian, West Chester; Chester County Religious Council; Friends Meetings: Central Philadelphia, Downingtown, Radnor, Western Quarter PYM, Concord Quarter, Gwynedd (PA), West Chester (PA), Willistown (PA), Newark (DE), Richland (PA); Church of the Open Door, Kennett Square; St. Luke’s Greek Orthodox Church, Broomall; St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic, Orefield, PA; “As the Spirit Leads,” WTMR Radio 800; ZAPANJ; People’s Church of Dover (DE); St. Paul’s Baptist Church (West Chester, PA), St. Francis Symposium on Human Trafficking. BRVHEART/Blue Rte. Vineyard Community Church (Media, PA); Cornerstone Christian Fellowship/JusticeRain; Elam UM Church (Glen Mills, PA); Trinity Presbyterian (Berwyn, PA); Calvary Lutheran Church (WC, PA); Faith UCC, York PA; Berwyn United Methodist Church; Central Presbyterian Church (Downingtown, PA) Symposium for Donegal Presbytery; Old City Jewish Art Center (Philly)

ProfessionalOrganizations and Agencies: Chester County Nurses Association (Continuing Education Credit program); NET Centers Philadelphia; Exchange Club Family Services West Chester (Continuing Education Credit program); State Farm agency owners (Chester County, PA); Chester County Human Service