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Thu March 6, 2014

Human Trafficking & Labor Trafficking is a Growing Problem in North Carolina

North Carolina is one of the top states in the nation for human trafficking, or modern-day slavery. A High Point woman is partnering with a group of churches in Greensboro to bring more awareness about the issue.

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson became interested in raising awareness about human trafficking after watching a documentary on the issue three years ago. She is working with local churches in Greensboro to present a four part series about modern-day slavery and labor trafficking.
Credit Keri Brown

They are holding a series of free events for the public, which includes guest speakers who have been directly impacted by human trafficking in the Triad.

Part III of the "Refuse to Do Nothing" Human Trafficking Education & Awareness Conference Series  will take place on Saturday, March 22, 2014. WFDD’s

Keri Brown recently sat down with Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, the event's organizer, to learn more about this growing problem in the  Tar Heel state.

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson explains to WFDD's Keri Brown why human trafficking & labor trafficking issues are impacting many communities in North Carolina. She says most of the victims are women and children.

The Saturday, March 22 event will be held at Daystar Church on Westover Terrace in Greensboro. The program will run from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Part IV of the series will be held on Saturday, April 26, at Westover Church in Greensboro.

For more information:  http://goo.gl/9mJPzI 

Participants can register & print tickets at www.eventbrite.com

Robinson says a national human trafficking hotline, called Polaris Project is available to help victims and to provide more information for the community about the issue. The toll-free number 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233733).

Follow WFDD's Keri Brown on Twitter @kerib_news