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General Monthly Meeting: Featuring Betsy Root of Unicef

  • Park Tavern 500 10th Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30309 United States (map)
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Join us for networking from 6-7 PM and our General Monthly Meeting from 7-8 PM. Feel free to stick around after the meeting and continue the networking. This meeting is a great way for JCI members to catch with each other, and it's a great time for non-members to learn more about JCI.

After we go over regular chapter business, Betsy Root from UNICEF will give a brief presentation on the on topic of human trafficking. You'll learn how you can assist in solving this issue of modern-day slavery.

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Human trafficking is not just an issue that happens to people in other countries. The United States is a source and transit country, and is also considered one of the top destination points for victims of child trafficking and exploitation. Cases of human trafficking have been reported in all 50 U.S. States; anyone can be trafficked regardless of race, class, education, gender, age, or citizenship when forcefully coerced or enticed by false promises.

Child victims of trafficking are recruited, transported, transferred, harbored or received for the purpose of exploitation. They may be forced to work in sweatshops, on construction sites or in houses as domestic servants; on the streets as child beggars, in wars as child soldiers, on farms, in traveling sales crews or in restaurants and hotels. Some are forced to work in brothels and strip clubs or for escort and massage services.

Putting a stop to all forms of child trafficking is critical to UNICEF's work. Together, we can work to help UNICEF solve this complex problem.

Admission:

  • Free for JCI members
  • Non-members make a $10 charitable donation by check or card at the door. All proceeds will be donated to a non-profit chosen by JCI members

Parking:

  • $3 parking in the adjacent lot to the Park

Recommended Attire:

  • Business casual

Optional Social RSVP: