Task Force priority: end modern slavery
"When the La Crosse Task Force to Eradicate Modern Slavery was established in 2013, the perception of human trafficking in the area was largely one of denial and indifference. Almost four years later, the data is hard to ignore and the call to action more urgent.
'People didn’t think this was an issue ... the media wasn’t reporting on it,' said Sister Marlene Weisenbeck of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, one of the task force’s 50 members. 'I’ve run into that attitude a lot — people aren’t ready to hear it, they don’t believe it. That’s changing with the awareness created.'"
Read the full La Crosse Tribune story: La Crosse Task force continues fight against human trafficking
Watch Efforts combat human trafficking locally, WKBT News Channel 8
Human Trafficking Resources
Interfaith Toolkit on Human Trafficking - resources for worship and action (.pdf)
Trafficking Ritual 2017 (.pdf)