The LCWR Region 9 Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force has prepared educational toolkits about human trafficking and distributed them to every Catholic parish in Wisconsin. FAN is proud to have two Franciscan members in the task force who helped put together this toolkit.
The LCWR Region 9 Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force consists of Sister and layperson representatives from multiple Congregations including the Racine Dominicans, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross, Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, and also the Wisconsin Catholic Conference. The group is working with all five Wisconsin Diocesan offices and their social justice representatives to promote and encourage usage of the toolkits. Toolkit production and distribution was funded by a grant by one of the participating Congregations.
The goals of the task force are to raise awareness of the issue of human trafficking in Wisconsin and to promote the National Human Trafficking Hotline to encourage people to report tips and encourage victims to call for help. Digital copies of the information contained in the toolkit, with the exception of the DVDs, can be downloaded online. Components of the toolkit are able to be tailored to other state’s statistics.
For more information about the toolkit components, please contact Emily Anderson, Communications Director for the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother at firstname.lastname@example.org.