Sex Trafficking & Homeless Youth in the Midwest
"In Our Own Backyard"
How close is human trafficking to you?
Come to a Sex Trafficking in the Midwest Seminar and find out:
Oct 27th, Bethel Seminary
Other 2013 Seminars TBA (Calendar)
Sex Trafficking in the Midwest seminars educate, bring awareness and empower to make a difference.
Local authorities/FBI special agents, Breaking Free outreach staff, Transitional Home Leaders, survivor testimonies, video, spoken word performances and break out sessions have all been a part of the Sex Trafficking in the Midwest seminars.
Saturday morning seminars usually include 3 main sessions talks, Breakout sessions, testimonies, music or creative expressions and the Take a Number Art Exhibit.
The Take a Number Traveling Art Exhibit is typically hosted at a location for 4-6 weeks and during that time a Sex Trafficking in the Midwest Seminar is hosted.
Contact us if interested in hosting a 2012/13 Art Exhibit and/or Seminar
Speakers Bio's from Past Seminars
Vednita Carter - Breaking Free:
Paul McCabe - FBI: Human Trafficking
House of Hope: City Hill (local church) Transitional Home
Annex Transitional Home
Annex Network & Transitional Home: Peter Wohler
Vednita Carter—Breaking Free
Vednita Carter is the founder and executive director of the international organization, Breaking Free. Along with founding Breaking Free in 1996, Vednita has also served as the Director of Women’s Services and Advocacy Director for Women Hurt in Systems of Prostitution Engaged in Revolt (WHISPER), was a counselor for the Rivers of Life prison ministry program, and is a member of the Women of Color Alternatives Network. She has spoken at awareness gatherings and conventions all over the country and sits on several national committees. Vednita is respected and revered as one of the main voices speaking for the women oppressed by sex trafficking in the United States, having wisdom and experience from worked directly with women in sex trafficking for over 20 years.
Paul McCabe—FBI Supervisor
Paul McCabe has been an FBI Special Agent for over 24 years and is currently a Supervisor in the Minneapolis Division of the FBI. As Supervisory Special Agent of the civil rights program, he oversees human trafficking investigations for the Minneapolis Division of the FBI and with the agents he oversees conducts joint investigations with the St. Paul based Gerald Vick Human Trafficking Task Force. During his career, he has held several various position ranging from street agent, to undercover agent, to the supervisor of numerous special squads. He has also received numerous commendations and awards, including the prestigious FBI Director’s Award of Excellence/Humanitarian Award.
House of Hope—
Sex Trafficking Transitional Home
City Hill Fellowship, a non-denominational church in Eden Prairie, partners with Breaking Free to provide temporary housing for women pursuing a new beginning. City Hill provides rent-free, safe housing and volunteers to assist with devotions, bible studies, transportation and special events. Breaking Free provides program and case management. This partnership also provides an opportunity for women to be embraced in a loving, church family where they can learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus.
Peter and Jessica Wohler—
Directors of Source Mn
Peter & Jessica Wohler have lead Source since 1995.
After receiving a degree at Northwestern College and a degree in Computer Science from Bethel, Peter worked with Youth With A Mission in Amsterdam and India before returning to his "Jerusalem" (Minneapolis where he grew up) to reach out to at-risk young people & the urban poor. Jessica is a fine artist and they both have gifting that allow them to connect and be relevant to culture, the un-churched, and the over-churched. Peter and Jessica have four children ranging from two to nine years of age.