Emmy Myers & Eric Szatkowski
Tuesday, March 10 — 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Silver Spring Intermediate School
N58W22355 Silver Spring Drive, Sussex
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Trafficking, a $9 billion criminal enterprise, is happening in our community with the average age of trafficked youth at 13 years old.
About this event
Human trafficking is big business for organized crime and for local pimps. It’s one of those crimes that is hidden in plain sight. Meaning, most of the victims go to school, church and live in stable homes. It`s hard to see they are even a victim. Research shows that the average age of recruitment into the commercial trafficking industry is 12-14 years old and that victims come from every race, ethnicity and socioeconomic background.
Come learn how youth – girls and boys – are being coerced into slavery, why they can’t see their way out and how we can keep our families safe.
Emmy Myers – Local trafficking survivor, advocate, speaker, Shared Hope Ambassador and Founder of Lacey’s Hope Project, a survivor-founded initiative devoted to shedding light on human trafficking that happens every day, everywhere. Through community awareness and education, we will dispel myths about this trade and drug addiction, encouraging prevention and offering actionable solutions.
Eric Szatkowski is a retired special agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice/ Division of Criminal Investigation with 16 years at the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in Milwaukee. Dedicated to protecting children from predators, pornographers, traffickers and bullies, Eric shares techniques used by predators and advice on internet safety. Eric was responsible for the arrest of approximately 200 suspects from Wisconsin and around the country, many of whom traveled various distances to abuse who they believed to be an underage boy or girl.