Upcoming Retreat: Confronting Human Trafficking

The Tri-State Coalition Against Human Trafficking is hosting a retreat entitled Confronting Human Trafficking on January 14, 2023, from 9 AM- 3 PM. January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month. Start the year off right by educating yourself on how to do your part to end the horrors of human trafficking. The retreat will beContinue reading “Upcoming Retreat: Confronting Human Trafficking”

“BVM And OSF Sisters Attend Human Trafficking Conference”

The following article was written by Nancy Miller, OSF, Social Justice Coordinator for the Sisters of Charity, BVM and Sisters of St. Francis via bvmsisters.org, on November 10, 2022. “The Sisters of Charity, BVM in accordance with our mission and core values of freedom, education, charity, and justice, have taken a congregational stance on humanContinue reading ““BVM And OSF Sisters Attend Human Trafficking Conference””

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”