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“Serious Topic Focus of Forum”
By April Feagley

Huntingdon Daily News, April 26, 2019.

“The subject of human trafficking is one most would rather not think about. Besides, it only happens somewhere else. Or does it? ” Read more.

“January Picks” 

County Lines, January 2019.

Masterpieces of Broken Pieces: A Labyrinth of Light and Hope… ” Read more.

Film screening, panel discussion puts focus on human trafficking in West Chester
By Digital First Media

Daily Local News, Oct. 22, 2018

“Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, the Chester County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition and West Chester University’s Undergraduate Social Work Department gathered recently with over 200 students, non-profit representatives and concerned citizens, for a free film screening and panel discussion of “I Am Little Red.”…” Read more.

Protecting Children from Local Human Trafficking
By Carol Hart Metzker

City Suburban News, Sep. 19, 2018

“Tragically, 11-14 years old is the average age of formal entry into commercial sexual exploitation. This is sex trafficking. It happens here…” Read more.

Letter to the Editor: A safe harbor for child-victims of sex trafficking
By Carol Hart Metzker and Diane DeSieno

Daily Local News, online July 30, 2018; print Aug. 8, 2018

“If you’re sitting in a doctor’s office and see a patient wearing handcuffs and leg shackles, your assumption is that she is a criminal. Probably a dangerous criminal… What if she isn’t a criminal?…” Read more.

Letter to the Editor: A safe harbor for child-victims of sex trafficking
By Carol Hart Metzker and Diane DeSieno

The Unionville Times, July 17, 2018

“If you’re sitting in a doctor’s office and see a patient wearing handcuffs and leg shackles, your assumption is that she is a criminal. Probably a dangerous criminal… What if she isn’t a criminal?…” Read more.

What Can You Do About Child Sex Trafficking
By ARG, Rotary International

Toronto Convention Live Blogging, June 25, 2018

Human Trafficking awareness event educates community
By Tabitha Johnston

Shepherdstown Chronicle, June 8, 2018

“…The event featured Carol Hart Metzker, author of “Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery,” as the guest speaker.” Read more.

Human trafficking signs, issues spur talks at Shepherd
By Kelsie Lerose

The Journal, May 24, 2018

“Human trafficking can happen to anyone, anywhere…” Read more.

1000 Dresses to Stop Traffic
By Carol Metzker

City Suburban News, Jan. 10, 2018

“Over the past ten years…” Read more.

St. Andrews Episcopal Church Hosts Discussion on Human Trafficking
By Staff Report

Daily Local News, Dec. 7, 2017

“…The presenters included Carol Metzker, an educator, author of Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery, TEDx speaker, and …” Read more.

Leaders and Advocates Discuss ‘Pervasive’ Human Trafficking Problem…
By Sam Janesch

LancasterOnline, Oct. 28, 2017

“…Carol Hart Metzker, a consultant, said she had recently seen a “pimp training manual” posted on Facebook that contained graphic language in line with abuse and trafficking.

“…What kinds of conversations are going on (in Washington) to … protect freedom of speech when it is not freedom of speech to beat a woman to death or to teach someone how to do that?” she asked Goodlatte. “That’s not freedom of speech. That’s violence.”

Goodlatte said his committee has held hearings on that issue, including the liability of certain internet or other service providers that are not engaged in the illegal activity but are allowing others to go through their services to offer that illegal activity…” Read more.

Protecting Children Against Human Trafficking
By Carol Metzker

City Suburban News, Aug. 30, 2017, p. 7.

“Sixteen-year-old BFFs Megan* and Ozzie* (names changed for anonymity and privacy) told each other their deepest secrets…” Read more on page 7.

Education Breaks the Cycle of Slavery
By Nikkio Kallio

Rotarian magazine, May, 2017.

“While many people would like to think that slavery was a tragedy of the past, the truth is that it still exists today, with up to 46 million people enslaved worldwide.

…instead of throwing their hands up in dismay, they start chipping away at it piece by piece,” says Carol Hart Metzker…” Read more.

‘Facing the monster’ is Mission of West Chester’s Carol Metzker
By Natalie Smith

Chester County Press, May 16, 2017.

“Carol Metzker is a fighter.

Although a peaceable Quaker by faith, the West Chester woman is battling human trafficking, locally and worldwide….” Read more.

People’s Light Presents PROJECT DAWN
By BWW News Desk

Broadway World, May 3, 2017.

“This gritty, gripping, and shockingly funny world premiere … Carol Metz[k]er, local anti-trafficking advocate and author of the book Facing the Monster, says about the play,…” Read more.

Activist’s efforts to end child slavery lauded

Chadds Ford Live, Jan. 28, 2017.

“The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (CCFWG) has named Chester County resident and community activist Carol Hart Metzker the 2017 recipient of its Kitchen Table Award. …” Read more.

A New Day Dawns: Helping Victims Become Survivors of Human Trafficking
By Ed Williams

Chester County Food Bank Blog, Dec. 22, 2016.

“Human trafficking is …” Read more.

Raising Human Trafficking Awareness On Old City Sidewalk
November 20, 2016 5:51 PM By Molly Daly

CBS Local (Philadelphia), Nov. 20, 2016.

molly-daly-red-sand-photoPhoto by Molly Daly

“A special gathering was held in Old City Sunday to call attention to the plight of the women and girls trapped in the dark world of sex trafficking.

This was part of the Red Sand Project — an exercise in activism through public art. …“The red sand symbolizes filling those cracks, so that vulnerable people don’t fall between them any longer,” explains Carol Metzker, who is the author of Facing the Monster …” Read more.

Delco News Network “What’s Happening…”

Delco New Network, Oct. 2, 2016.

“The Delaware County Business and Professional Women’s Club Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 12 …The speaker will be Carol Hart Metzger, author of Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery and consultant to the  New Day Program of the Salvation Army. …” Read more.

PSU Brandywine

Penn State Brandywine hosts inaugural Social Justice Fair

Penn State Brandywin, May 5, 2016.

“Penn State Brandywine’s Laboratory for Civic and Community Engagement (CIVCM) recently hosted a four-day Social Justice Fair .. “Human Rights” was day four’s theme and featured a presentation from Carol Metzker, author of “Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery.” Metzker spoke …” Read more.

Geography Quiz Night Helps Fight Slavery

By Nik Beimler

Fosters, Mar. 6, 2016.

“Friday’s eighth annual South Berwick-Eliot Rotary Geography Quiz Night raised money for an organization that rescues girls and women taken as slaves from Nepal. …” Read more.

Rotary Learns About Present-Day Slavery

By Judi Currie

Fosters, Mar. 3, 2016.

“For more than a decade, Carol Metzker has been a crusader against slavery. …” Read more.

Rotarian Breaking Invisible Chains article

Breaking the Invisible Chains of Slavery

By Carol Hart Metzker

The Rotarian, March 2016.

“Anne Marie called her home ‘the abandominium’ – an abandoned building without heat or lights – to make it sound more posh. She told me that the man who said he loved her turned out to be a pimp and forced her to stand on Philadelphia street corners. After a while,…” Read more.

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Activist Speaks on the Societal Costs of Human Trafficking

By Brendan Zarkower

Binghamton University Pipe Dream, Oct. 23, 2015.

“Though slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865, it is still prevalent throughout the world in the form of human trafficking. Activists like Carol Metzker are trying to do something about it.
On Tuesday night, Metzker spoke on the human impact of modern slavery …” Read more.


Human Trafficking Expert Visits Rotary

Binghamton, NY

Newschannel 34, Oct. 20, 2015.

“Carol Hart Metzker spearheads a number of aid efforts against child slavery. An author and advocate for stopping human trafficking is in our area to tell people what they can do to help the cause….” Watch and read more.

New Brunswick Today

Special Event to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking

By Jad Kaado

New Brunswick Today, Aug. 20, 2015.

“On Friday, August 21, Tumulty’s Pub is hosting a special event to promote opposition to human trafficking occurring all over the world.The event, entitled “Night for a New Day,” …hosted by local musician and artist Silent Knight, from The Band Called Fuse, and will feature musical performances from Highland Society, Sad Lips, and Foxanne. New Brunswick’s own Kevin Seamon will also be performing stand-up comedy, and Carol Metzker, the author of “Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery,” will be signing copies,…” Read more.

School Funding Formula Could Help Curb Abuse, Child Advocates Say

By Evan Grossman, Mar. 17, 2015.

“Pennsylvania lawmakers should keep at-risk students and victims of child abuse in mind,” …Metzker is author of “Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery,” and a volunteer with Dawn’s Place and New Day Women’s Drop-In Center,…” Read more.

Human Trafficking Topic at Media Fellowship House

Delaware County News Network,Feb. 2, 2015.

“Local author and expert, Carol Metzker, will be part of a free program entitled “Human Trafficking in Our Backyard,” …” Read more.

Pennswood Village to host human trafficking talk

By Crissa Shoemaker DeBree
Bucks County Courier Times,Dec. 16, 2014.

“Carol Metzker, an author, speaker and humanitarian, will discuss human trafficking during …” Read more.

Let’s Talk About Human Trafficking! We’re in the Fight Together

By Carol Metzker
The Women’s Journal, Chester County editions, Nov.Dec. 2014.

“On Sept. 2, 2014, a new Pennsylvania law against human trafficking—called Act 105—became effective. Two weeks later, a man was charged with human trafficking less than 15 miles from Chester County. …” Read more.

Students Urged to Fight Human Trafficking

By Susan Emery
NWI Times, Oct. 31, 2014.

“Local high school students learned Thursday what they could do to help fight and end human trafficking both in the United States and overseas…” Read more.

Rotary Youth Conference Shines Light on Dhild Slavery, Human Trafficking

By Kevin Kilbane
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Oct. 24, 2014.

“Area high school students learned about child slavery and human trafficking during the Rotary Club World Affairs Conference held Thursday at the downtown Allen County Public Library.

The event, titled “Child Slavery: I Can Help Slay the Monster,” included a keynote address by Carol Hart Metzker, award-winning author…” Read more.

High Profile Panel Takes On Child Slavery

By Frank Gray
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Oct. 21, 2014.

“Every year Rotary clubs in the region have what they call a youth world affairs conference aimed at drawing high school students into conversations about global issues, such as globalization and climate change.

This year’s topic, though, “Child Slavery: Help Slay the Monster,” left John Hoffman, one of the organizers, a little cold. But as he began to look into the topic he realized it was a much bigger issue than he ever imagined. …”
Read more.

If She Were Your Sister

The Women’s Journal, Chester County edition, Sept./Oct. 2014.

“More than 20 million people are enslaved today–a greater number than at any time in history.Although the issue seems like it doesn’t touch residents of Chester County, I’ve met each of the following survivors face-to-face. …”
Read more.

The Author Speaks Interview of Carol Metzker by John Ricciutti
Radnor Studio 21, September 2014.

Youtube posting of Comcast Channel 21 program

Pa. Law Addresses Evils of Human Trafficking by Ginger Dunbar
Daily Local News, Sept. 16, 2014.

“State Senator Dinniman thanks Chester County advocates…”
Read more.

Chester County Author Writes About ‘Facing the Monster’
By Steven Hoffman
Chester County Press, July 23, 2014.

“Carol Metzker is the author of “Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery.” The West Chester resident has also written several articles and given more than 75 presentations and radio interviews about human trafficking…”
Read more.

Fighting the Monster

The Women’s Journal, Chester County edition, May/June 2014.

“Four years ago, 24 men and women from Latin America came to Chester County to work in the landscaping industry. Their visas were stolen. They were forced to work without pay. Their families were threatened and assaulted to compel them to keep working. …”
Read more.

From Kennett Square to Nepal, A Volunteer Offers Hope/Survivor Stories
By John Chambless
Chester County Press, print edition April 23, 2014.

“Open House” with Lyons Filmer
KWMR, Point Reyes Station, CA, April 22, 2014.

Listen to the archived interview with Carol Metzker about her residency at The Mesa Refuge and current work.
Click her and scroll down to listen..

Another Chapter

The Women’s Journal, Chester County edition, March/April 2014.

“When Barb* read Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery, words on the last page caught her attention…”
Read more.

Human Trafficking in OUR Backyard!

WCHE 1520 AM, March 4, 2014
Chamber Chatter, Hosted by Donna Saul

Listen to the podcast.

Letter: Supports Anti-Human Trafficking Bill

Times Community News Group, December 6, 2013
By Carol Metzker

“Human trafficking doesn’t happen only ‘somewhere else.’ …” The Unionville Times,The Kennett Times, and The Coatesville Times
Read more.

Panel Focuses on Prevalence of Human Trafficking

The Intelligencer, October 27, 2013
By Gary Weckselblatt, Staff Writer

“Carol Metzker didn’t realize that traveling to India to immunize children against polio would have such a profound effect on her life — and it had nothing to do with the vaccine.
During the trip in 2004, Metzker met youngsters rescued from the sex trade, including an 11-year-old girl. …”
Read more.

Hands and Hearts for Freedom

The Women’s Journal, Chester County edition, July/August 2013.

“The following local women are giving their passion, time and talents to help end modern slavery…”
Read more.

Nurses’ association workshop challenges human trafficking in Pennsylvania by Chris Barber
Daily Local News, April 27, 2013.

“Slavery still exists 150 years since Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, these days it’s called ‘human trafficking’… That was the message at a workshop in Jennersville Regional Hospital on Saturday. About 25 nurses from throughout the area learned its causes, how to recognize it and how to deal, with it as four speakers well-versed on the subject presented the information. Carol Metzker, author of ‘Facing the Monster…”
Read more.

Library Honors Literacy Heroes at Longwood Gardens by Marcella Peyre-Ferry
Daily Local News, April 19, 2013.

“…The Local Author Hero Award was presented to Carol Metzker of West Chester, who has published a moving account on human trafficking…”
Read more.

Meeting Takes Aim Against Human Trafficking by Jeremy Gerrard
Daily Local News, April 4, 2013.

“While slavery has long since been abolished in the United States, more than 250 people gathered Wednesday evening to discuss the ongoing issue of human trafficking, a crime deemed as a new battle with slavery both in this country and around the globe.”
Read more.

Slavery Today 

Fig Media, January 28, 2013.

“Human trafficking. Child labor. Sexual exploitation.
How distant from my reality – that of a Media, PA-resident and a stay-at-home- mom of three – are these concepts? I feel very far away from them, but I might not be. …”
Read more.

NewsWorks Tonight with Dave Heller 

WHYY, January 16, 2013.

Interview with Carol Metzker about making a dent in slavery. Listen to the archived show here.

“Good To Know” 

County Lines, January 2013.

Slavery Then and Now
. Delia and Jaya, two teenagers living worlds and centuries apart in 19th-century Maryland and 21st-century India, both managed to escape the horrors of slavery. ” Read more.

“Beyond the Bookshelf” 

The Women’s Journal, Chester County edition, November 2012.

“A book can change a life. A movement can change many. When the two combine—a book about or that sparks a movement—the world can look very different. This installment of “Beyond the Bookshelf” recommends three books that aim to make the world a little better. … One tells the personal story of a writer who took on a fight against child slavery and invites readers to help millions of young victims here and overseas…” Read more.

“Cooking Up Fair Fare for the Holidays” 

The Women’s Journal, Chester County edition, November 2012.

“When Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery was published, I wanted to serve foods that supported fair trade— products made without slave labor—at book release events and on subsequent special occasions. I issued a challenge to Cynthia Goch, author of MaMa Mia Cucina: what delicious concoction could be made from easily found fair trade items? ” Read the article, get the recipe for the Fairest Drink of Them All.

Playing Fair

Facebook – Media Fair Trade Committee Oct. 24, 2012.

Read the entry.

Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery

authorsbower July, 2012.

“While working for Author Solutions Inc. I’ve been very fortunate to come across many passionate individuals…” Read a blog entry by Alan Bower.

Good To Know: Modern Anti-Slavery Movement

County Lines October, 2012.

“Chester County is once again fighting slavery. This time the impetus comes from local author Carol Hart Metzker’s book Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery…” Click here and scroll down to read more.

Letter to the Editor from Carol Hart Metzker
The Daily Times, Delaware County, PA, September 22, 2012.

“Hotline Bill Calls for More Action Against Human Trafficking” Read the letter.

“Working Together for GOOD” 

The Women’s Journal, Chester County edition, September 2012.

“FINE ARTIST Monique Kendikian-Sarkessian was reading The Women’s Journal, July/ August 2012 issue, when a page caught her eye. The image of a book cover—of a painting of a child crying, scrawled on the wall of a special center for girls rescued from sex slavery—seemed significant.” Read more.

“A Contemporary Abolitionist” by Elizabeth Killough 

The Untours Blog, Aug. 10, 2012.

“”Human Beings, indeed all sentient beings, have the right to pursue happiness and live in peace and freedom.” – Dalai Lama. This quotation accompanies an entry about Facing the Monster. Read more.

“New Book Features FTS Work in India” by Terry Fitzpatrick 

Free the Slaves Blog, July 31, 2012.

“The book is called Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery. In it, author Carol Metzker describes her moving journey—both physical and emotional—to understand modern slavery, including visits to FTS frontline projects. It’s a deeply personal story about confronting one of the world’s greatest injustices…” Read more.

“West Chester’s Carol Metzker Fights to End Human Trafficking” by J.F. Pirro 

Main Line Today, online May 18, 2012; print June 2012.

“For Carol Metzker, there are many things that explain her passion for alleviating human trafficking and sex slavery, especially among children—something she calls the world’s dirtiest secret…” Read more.

“Facing the Monster” 

The Women’s Journal, Chester County Editions, July 2012.

Announcing the arrival of the book! Read here.