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Fundraiser luncheon puts human trafficking in its crosshairs

Each month in Nebraska, more than 900 people are sold for sex online.

At Creighton University, the Human Trafficking Initiative (HTI) is pledged to bring an end to this abomination through direct partnerships with other organizations combating human trafficking and through increasing awareness about trafficking and how it can unfold, even in seemingly stable communities like Omaha.

Oct. 30, at 11:30 a.m., in the Ahmanson Ballroom at the Harper Center, 602 N. 20th St., on the Creighton campus, the Heider College of Business and The Force, a local volunteer and philanthropy organization, will host “Connecting the Dots: A Fundraiser for the Human Trafficking Initiative.” The luncheon and program will feature former FBI agent Anna Brewer, an expert in the fight against human trafficking now working with the Omaha Women’s Fund, in conversation with Crysta Price, co-director of the HTI.

The two will talk about scope of human trafficking and the ways the crime is fought, with such tactics as HTI’s emphasis on collecting, analyzing and evaluating data, and combining technology and human analytics to “connect the dots” in the tangled web of trafficking.

“By generating data that does not yet exist and integrating knowledge that the community already has, we seek to create a shared set of facts that help make existing efforts smarter,” Price said.

For more information and to register for the fundraiser and luncheon, click here.

All proceeds from the luncheon will go toward the HTI’s goal of ending human trafficking.


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