Anti Child-Trafficking

Mission Statement


The Temple Social Action Committee has established an initiative to address the issue of modern slavery in the form of trafficking of children for the sex trade. While the team recognizes this is a world-wide concern, the focus of this committee will be Atlanta, Georgia.

Our objectives are to:

  • Create awareness of the issue within the Temple Community and the Atlanta Jewish Community and beyond
  • Build a partnership of synagogues working against human trafficking.
  • Work as part of an interfaith-secular coalition with other human rights groups, government and law enforcement officials who share our commitment and goals.
  • Become a resource center for education on the issues.
  • Participate in and host education opportunities relevant to the issues.
  • Advocate for stronger laws and methods to enforce the laws.




DMST (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking) Lobby Day Training

Thursday, January 22, 2015 • 12:00 PM



In advance of our participation in the 2015 Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Lobby Day at the State Capitol, on Thursday, January 22 at 12:00 PM The Temple will host a one-hour training to prepare us to address our elected officials. A key piece of Safe Harbor legislation will be up for vote; come learn how to make the most this opportunity and then join us for DMST Lobby Day, beginning at 8: 00 AM on Thursday, February 12 at the Historic Freight Depot at 65 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SE and continuing at the State Capitol.

 

 

 

 

 

Anti-Trafficking Passover Seder

Tuesday, March 24 • 6:30 PM


In conjunction with our partner organization the Interfaith Children’s Movement (ICM), join us at The Temple for our bi-annual Anti-trafficking Passover Seder. At our inaugural Anti-trafficking Seder in 2014, over 120 attendees from Metro Atlanta – including elected officials, members of law enforcement, clergy and people of all faiths gathered as we used the foundation of the Exodus from Egypt and the annual telling of our story through the Haggadah as an opportunity to raise awareness of modern-day slavery and to commit ourselves to a world in which all are free. If you have been looking to get more deeply involved in our Anti-sex Trafficking Initiative, this is a great opportunity to take a step into it. We need volunteers to help with set-up to make sure the tables and seder plates are prepared with your loving care! To volunteer, email Patricia Schiffman at seder2015@gmail.com. To register for the Anti-trafficking Seder, contact Pamela Perkin Carn of the ICM at perkinspl@bellsouth.net.

 

 

 


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