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Promoting the Well-Being of Migrants and Survivors of Human Trafficking: The Role of Local, Community, and
Faith-Based Organizations

September 25, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Local, community, and faith-based organizations serve a vital role in promoting the well-being of migrants and survivors of human trafficking.  Hear from several organizations around the nation serving these groups during this online event in honor of the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

This free program is open to the public with registration and part of a larger event series in honor of World Day of Migrants and Refugees.  It is proudly hosted in partnership with SHEPHERD and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Migration and Refugee Services.


Opening Remarks

Rev. Monsignor Franklyn M. Casale

Chairman, International Council on Human Trafficking
The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy
President Emeritus, Retired August 2018
St. Thomas University
Miami, FL

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Distinguished Panel

Mary Anne Silvestri

Co-founder, ESTHER Ministry
St. Joseph Parish
Long Beach, CA

Shima Rostami, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Gateway Human Trafficking
Department of Sociology
University of Missouri
St. Louis, MO

Susan Patterson

Author & Advocate
SoCal Faith Coalitions Against Human Trafficking
Irvine, CA

Jordan Bruxvoort

Founder & Director
The Naomi Project
Sioux Falls, SD


Lisa Lungren, M.A.

National Education and Outreach Coordinator
Immigration and Anti-Trafficking
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Washington, D.C.



This event is free and open to the public online with registration.

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September 25, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm