Pearls of Great Price Coalition will host “Hidden in the Shadows,” a free informational forum to help increase awareness of the problem of human trafficking throughout southeast Michigan, from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth, 701 Church St., Plymouth.
“We are pleased to bring this event to our community,” said Vicki Harkey, president of Pearls of Great Price Coalition, a Christian coalition working together to fight human trafficking. Speakers will include Harkey and a survivor from Sanctum House, a sanctuary for women survivors of human trafficking.
“During this event, we will hear a first-hand account describing the horrors of human trafficking from an actual trafficking survivor,” Harkey. “Events like this play an instrumental role in helping make our residents more aware of these heinous acts, and the impact they have on all of us. Contrary to what many believe, these acts don’t just happen ‘somewhere else.’ They are taking place right here in our very own communities.
“As a society, it is important that we not only become more aware of the danger signals, but we also need to learn how to better protect our children, our grandchildren, and all other loved ones we care about – because no matter how safe someone thinks their neighborhoods are, the fact stands that they are vulnerable out there.”
Registration for the free event is recommended, and can be done here. Monetary donations and donations of grocery and gasoline gift cards for the Sanctum House will be accepted and appreciated.
For more information on the Pearls of Great Price Coalition, go to PearlsofGreatPrice.net.