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Women’s Fund sponsors panel on another tough issue

September 14, 2010

Sex trafficking involving minors is an emerging issue of concern in the Birmingham area, and The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham is gathering experts in an open forum tonight.

Panelists at the event, set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 14, are Sherry Allen, executive director of the South East Network of Youth and Family Services; Special Agent Dana Gillis, FBI; Sara Jane Camacho, Freedom to Thrive; Kaffie McCullough, Campaign Director for Juvenile Justice Fund; Phil Cain, Associate Director of The Family Connection, and State Rep. Jack Williams, House District 47.

The Open Forum is designed as an opportunity to learn more about what is facing youth in our communities and to gain a better idea of how The Women’s Fund and the community as a whole can collaborate with government and nonprofit groups to complement existing efforts.

The event, set for Park Lane on Cahaba Road in English Village, is being organized by The Women’s Fund Advisory Board Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Committee, including Isabel Scarinci, chair; Lin Carleen, Agnes Chappell, Denise Dauphin, Lisa Engel, Emily Hess Levine, Dianne Mooney and Cameron Vowell. If you need more information, now or later, contact Alexis Spokes at 327-3822.

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