Clear Vision for Trafficking Awareness Month

Let us each be aware of those who are struggling in the throws of trafficking at this time. Some are facing a situation they feel are inescapable. Others may be able to escape and yet feel unable or unwilling to leave their situations because of fear or a sense that they are in a situation they deserve.

This month there are a few opportunities to learn more about human trafficking here in Dubuque, Iowa.

On January 6, at 6:00 a free discussion for teens and adults covering human trafficking basics and the unique vulnerabilities local teens face.

pinStatera: Integrated Health and Wellness Solutions3375 Lake Ridge Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003

On January 11, at 10 AM, I Am Still Here will screen at the Grand Opera House. 135 8th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001

There will be free parking in the ramp across the street. This screening is held thanks to the Tri-state Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Before the screening local service agencies will have information booths open starting at 9:30 AM. After the film will be a Q&A with local service providers.

On January 30, a free screening of the documentary Gridshock will address human trafficking in Iowa. This film is part of the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival’s Winter Film Series. Afterward, questions will be answered by the documentary’s director, Vanessa McNeal.