In March Faith Partners, a Spokane-based collaborative between social service agencies and faith representatives, will offer a multi-faith workshop to support communities responding to human trafficking in the Spokane Region. The program will also address the commercial sexual exploitation of adults and youth.
According to an announcement by Faith Partners, human trafficking is an issue that concerns all faith communities. “As a result, many faith-based projects arise where religious communities seek to assist the victims of this horrific human rights violation.”
The workshop, titled “Faith Communities Respond to Human Trafficking” will provide participants about human trafficking information and research and best practices.
The workshop will take place March 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be hosted by Providence Health Care at Providence Holy Family Hospital’s Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St.
Cost is $10 and guests can register by emailing FaithPartnersAdvocacy@gmail.com or by calling (509) 323-2123.
Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.