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Human trafficking topic of Bellingham City Club lunch Wednesday

Brochure about human trafficking and slavery from Seattle Against Slavery.
Brochure about human trafficking and slavery from Seattle Against Slavery. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Human trafficking, slavery and commercial sexual exploitation of children will be discussed at Bellingham City Club’s luncheon on Wednesday, March 23.

The event at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave., is open to the public. Tickets at the door, as long as space is available, will be $15 members, $20 guests. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., buffet lunch at 11:50 a.m. The speakers begin at 12:20 p.m.

Robert Beiser, executive director of Seattle Against Slavery, will discuss federal and Washington state efforts to deal with human trafficking and slavery.

Robin Meyer from Access Freedom will describe human trafficking in Whatcom County as well as the local task force that coordinates efforts to deal with the commercial sexual exploitation of minors.

A question and answer period will follow, with the program wrapping up at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, go to bellinghamcityclub.org.

Debbie Townsend

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