Walking Central Ave to Inform Businesses

Today, August 17, 2022 Mary Lechtenberg, OSF, Irene Lukefahr, BVM and Marilou Irons PBVM, are walking in and out of Dubuque, Iowa businesses on Central Avenue to inform owners and employees how they can be our Tristate Coalition’s eyes and ears for the new state initiative to end human trafficking. Their message is simple:learn aboutContinue reading “Walking Central Ave to Inform Businesses”

Anti-Trafficking Billboard to New Location

The Coalition will sponsor a billboard to raise awareness of human trafficking. It will be on Highway 20 going west near Dyersville, IA, and will be up from August 2022 to August 2023. This location and time frame was chosen due to the expected increase in visitors to the area. The month of August willContinue reading “Anti-Trafficking Billboard to New Location”

Coalition Booth at Farmers Market

On May 7th, Coalition members set up an information booth at the Dubuque Farmers Market to raise awareness of human trafficking in Iowa. The Farmers Market in Dubuque, Iowa, is a reoccurring event that takes place every Saturday from 9am-12pm from the months of May through October. It’s a Dubuque tradition since 1865. Typical boothsContinue reading “Coalition Booth at Farmers Market”

Coalition Booth at Juneteenth

On Saturday, June 18th, Coalition members held an informational booth during the Juneteenth celebration at Cominsky Park in Dubuque, Iowa. Juneteenth is a federally recognized holiday to honor the long-awaited freedom of enslaved African Americans on June 19th, 1866. The Coalitions presence is a reminder that freedom has still not reached everyone. Green State CreditContinue reading “Coalition Booth at Juneteenth”

Run the Runway Event

The University of Dubuque student organization Spartan Nation Liberation Foundation (SNLF) held their annual 5K Run the Runway Against Human Trafficking last April 9th, where the Tri-State Coalition Against Human Trafficking hosted a booth. The purpose of this annual event is to raise awareness for human trafficking and raise funds to combat it locally. TheContinue reading “Run the Runway Event”

Mary Lechtenberg’s Final Thank You Speech & Overview of Coalition’s Efforts

Good Morning, My name is Sister Mary Lechtenberg and with me are several members of the Tri-State Coalition Against Human Trafficking, based in Dubuque.  On behalf of the Coalition, I would like to thank Governor Reynolds and the legislature for recognizing the problem of human trafficking. We are honored to receive it. The coalition wasContinue reading “Mary Lechtenberg’s Final Thank You Speech & Overview of Coalition’s Efforts”

Coalition Receives Outstanding Anti-Trafficking Service Award From State

Governer Kim Reynolds presented five individuals and organizations with Outstanding Service Awards in the field of human trafficking. In addition to awards given to the Tri-State Coalition and individual member Kim Hilby, an award was given to the Hotel/ Motel Employee Training Video Production Team. Members of the Coalition participated in the development and productionContinue reading “Coalition Receives Outstanding Anti-Trafficking Service Award From State”

Coalition Recognized in Local Paper for State Award

On January 13th, 2022, members of the Coalition received an Outstanding Anti-Trafficking Service Award presented by the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking at the Iowa Capitol. Below is a copy of an article written by Kayli Reese from Dubuque’s Telegraph Herald about the award and ceremony. “A local coalition and a University of Dubuque facultyContinue reading “Coalition Recognized in Local Paper for State Award”

New Video: “Identifying Trafficking Victims in Schools”

From the Network Against Human Trafficking’s November Newsletter: “This is a depiction of a true story about a private school student who was trafficked while attending school. It is provided by OnWatch, which has other informative resources and materials on its website. Click here to visit the OnWatch website.” View the NAHT November Newsletter forContinue reading “New Video: “Identifying Trafficking Victims in Schools””