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Welcome back! We’d love to have a sea of red so are asking you to wear red, if possible.
Please note the venue…We are back at The Hills CC.
Join Us For Our
TOPIC: HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Thursday, August 17, 2023
11:15 am -1:00 pm
(Check-in at 11:15, program begins at 11:45)
The Hills Country Club
26 Club Estates Parkway
Austin (Lakeway), TX 78738
Speaker: Brooke Crowder, Founder & CEO, The Refuge
The Refuge is a long-term, residential, therapeutic community on 50 acres outside of Austin for girls ages 14 through 19 who have been recovered from sex traffickers. The Refuge Ranch provides trauma-informed, holistic on-site care for the girls. https://therefugedmst.org/the-refuge-ranch
The Refuge has asked for needed items to be donated. A list follows this announcement.
Speaker: Carmalene Churba, International Justice Mission
International Justice Mission(IJM) is the largest international anti-slavery organization in the world. It includes more than 920 lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals. We partner with local authorities in 29 field offices in 17 countries to combat trafficking and slavery, violence against women and children and police abuse of power. IJM’s mission is to protect people in poverty from violence by rescuing victims, bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts. https://ijm.org
Speaker: Ellen Troxclair, Texas House Representative (TX219)
Ellen Troxclair is an American small business owner who was elected as a member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 19 in 2022 where she is a member of the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committees. She is a former member of the Austin City Council and was the youngest woman ever elected to the Austin City Council. She served on the Council from 2014 until 2018. Ellen is also the author of the book, Step Up! How to Advocate Like A Woman.
RSVP by Friday, August 11 https://austinrepublicanwomen.org/rsvp/