Sister Caritas Foster will provide a dynamic and engaging overview of this complex human issue and Minh Dang will share her personal story of modern day slavery, her path of healing, and an invitation to take action...
Sister Caritas Foster is a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family. She has worked with adults and children in various church settings. Sister Caritas has served in a leadership capacity within her religious community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for MISSSEY, a local organization who serves sexually exploited youth. Sister Caritas belongs to a coalition of religious communities standing against human trafficking, volunteers at Tri-Cities Homeless Shelter, and is an advocate for affordable housing. Sister Caritas coordinates her community’s efforts to address human trafficking and represents the Sisters of the Holy Family as a partner in the Cross Bay Collaborative.
Minh Dang is a graduate student in Social Welfare at UC Berkeley studying trauma and child abuse. She is also a volunteer co-facilitator of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse support groups and a board member for YEAH!, a non-profit in Berkeley serving youth ages 18-25 who are not housed.
Human Trafficking (aka: Modern Day Slavery) is a crime against humanity. It involves an act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harbouring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.