Program Details for Open Forum on Human Trafficking

May 15, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012. 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Evangel Pentecostal Church
1450 Rebecca Street, Oakville ON

9:30–10:00:   Registration

10:00–10:15: Opening - Commissioner Christine MacMillan, WEA Spokesperson and Chair of the global Human Trafficking Task Force; Director of the International Social Justice Commission, Salvation Army

10:15–10:50: “Activities and Results in Europe.” - Jennifer Roemhildt, CWC Regional Director, Europe; Director, European Freedom Network (EFN)

10:50–11:00: Stretch Break

11:00–11:30: “Human Trafficking in Canada – Realities and Response.” - Julia Beazley, Policy Analyst with The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC)

11:30–11:45: “Don’t be afraid to ask the questions.” - Jennifer Roemhildt


11:45–1:30: Lunch


1:30–2:00: “An African Perspective.” - Dr. Emily Obwaka, African Evangelical Alliance; Regional CWC Director

2:00–2:30: An Interview with Christine MacMillan - Katarina MacLeod

2:30–3:00: Coffee Break

3:00–3:45: An Interactive Panel featuring guest speakers - facilitated by Christine MacMillan

3:45–4:15: Lifting the pages - Christine MacMillan


5:00–6:30: Dinner


7:00–7:20: “Brothers and Friends” - Youth Worship Band

7:20–7:50: “You Can Make a Difference.” - Glendyne Gerrard, director of Defend Dignity, an abolition initiative of the Christian & Missionary Alliance in Canada, raising awareness of prostitution and human rights issues.

7:50–8:00: “Brothers and Friends” - Youth Worship Band

8:00–8:20: Stan Burditt, Founder of MAST – Men Against Sex Trafficking, an organization to raise awareness about this heinous crime and to reduce the demand of the sex trade.

8:20–9:00: “The Ugly Truth.” - Katarina McLeod, a survivor of the sex trade who advocates for an end to prostitution

9:00: Closing Prayer

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