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The Chester County Ant-Human Trafficking Coalition (CCAT) participates in a variety of programs to raise public awareness of human trafficking, train professionals, and encourage legislative action.
 
2015

CCAT has provided anti-human trafficking literature and staffed several information tables at anti-human trafficking/anti-slavery events hosted by faith-based organizations, schools and community groups.

April - Several members of CCAT visited the New Day Women's Drop-In Center to learn more and to deliver donations for women who are victims of sex trafficking and exploited for commercial sex.

2014
 

Carol Hart Metzker's September interview with Comcast Channel 21's John Ricciutti about Human Trafficking.  The two segments are now available on youtube:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYfEqh-_MmQ&feature=youtu.be.

 

Participated in the September 16th Act 105 Celebration Press Conference in the Harrisburg Capitol Rotunda to thank all legislators for the unanimous passage of SB75.  While further legislation needs to be passed in PA (for example, a Safe Harbor bill and a bill that curbs demand), the passage of Act 105 was cause for celebration.  The press conference also touched upon implementation of the Act in such areas as 1) training of law enforment, 2) public awareness, and 3) coordination of victim services, among others.  Implementation of the Act is critical in order for the Act to be effective in helping to combat human trafficking.

 
Held a Rolling for Freedom Bowling Fundraising Event on June 28th to support our mission.
 
CCAT provided anti-human trafficking literature and attended the May launch of the Chester County Human Trafficking Awareness Rotating Library Display which was developed by the generous donations of Alpha Kappa Alpha and the Chester County Library System with the support of Senator Andrew Dinniman.   
 
Attended Senate Bill 75 press conference during Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Harrisburg, PA.  Visited legislators to inform them about the need for anti-human trafficking legislation.
CCAT information table at a panel discussion on Human Trafficking featuring Senator Dinniman and Senator Greenleaf at the Chester County Historical Society.
 

 

2013

Advocated for Senate Bill 75 during Lobby Day at the Capitol in Harrisburg, PA. 

CCAT information table at Who’s Losing at the Superbowl?  Help Stop Human Trafficking, held at the Phoenixville Library to raise community awareness.

CCAT information table at Facing the Monster: Slavery Then and Now, held at the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS), featuring Carol Hart Metzker, author of Facing the Monster; Laurie Rofini, CCHS Director of Archives and Records Services, and special guest speaker State Senator Andrew Dinniman.

CCAT West Chester University Film and Legislative Awareness Event, held at Sykes Theater, West Chester University, featuring the documentary Not for Sale. WCU students received credits for attending.

CCAT Professional Training for the Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families, held at the Government Services Building during their monthly staff meeting and featuring a representative from the Chester County Crime Victims’ Center with approximately 60 staff in attendance.

CCAT information table at A Bipartisan Call to Action to End Human Trafficking, at the Chester County Historical Society, featuring Keynote Speakers: Pennsylvania Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf; Dr. Ellyn Jo Waller, First Lady of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Philadelphia and International Leader in the movement to end human trafficking; Dr. Tonya Thames-Taylor, president, Coatesville NAACP; and Carol Hart Metzker, author and CCAT member with welcomes and introductions by Senator Andrew Dinniman and Senator LeAnna Washington.

CCAT information table at Dress for a Good Cause, at Westtown School to raise community awareness.

2012


Professional Community Training targeting Social Service personnel and faith-based communities on Human Trafficking, held at the West Chester Government Services building, featuring excerpts from the documentary Sex and Money and the following speakers:

A Retired Agent from the US Department of Labor and Industry in Investigation of Smuggling and Trafficking

A Special Agent from the US Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Investigations

Donna Sabella, Psychiatric Nurse, PhD., RN, Faculty, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Director of Project Phoenix

Professional Training for Chester County Visiting Nurses, featuring Hugh Organ, Assistant Director, Covenant House of Pennsylvania and Coordinator of Philadelphia Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition.

Participated at the Rally in Harrisburg, PA to promote passage of the National Human Trafficking Hotline Posting Law, which was signed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on October 25, 2012.

Free Film and Panel Discussion, at Kremple’s Theater at Valley Forge Christian College, featuring the film documentary, Very Young Girls, and panel featuring FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Victim Specialist and an ICE (Homeland Security: Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Special Agent.