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Human trafficking program at Friends church

Nov 03, 2017

Fairfield Friends Church will host “Exposed: Shining A Light on the Dark World of Human Trafficking” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11.

The event will include speakers, music and lunch.

David Zach, lead singer of the rock band Remedy Drive, is one of the speakers. The band is partnered with abolitionist group called The Exodus Road. When the band is not on tour, Zach volunteers as an undercover operative on missions to find and free slaves, specifically underage girls trapped in the red-light districts of Southeast Asia by human traffickers.

Wings of Refuge is a Christ-centered restorative home that focuses on the restoration of the survivors of domestic sex trafficking, equipping survivors to heal at their own pace while developing their individual gifts, educational needs, talents and abilities and empowering them to a life of hope and possibilities.

Michael J Ferjak, consultant on child exploitation and human trafficking, is another speaker. Ferjak is a retired law enforcement professional with 39 years of service, including 19 years of investigative experience and extensive training working in child sexual exploitation and human trafficking matters. In 2012, he was selected by Iowa Attorney General Tim Miller to lead the Iowa Department of Justice Human Trafficking Enforcement and Prosecution Initiative.

The event also will feature a performance by Remedy Drive.

Tickets are $10, and include lunch. All proceeds go to speakers and the organizations they represent.

Checks can be made out to Fairfield Friends Church; include “Exposed” on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to Fairfield Friends Church at 1209 S. Sixth St., Fairfield 52556.

Reservations and questions can be directed to Nikki Rude at 472-2623.

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