Winona Health is hosting an educational program for community members to learn about the prevalence of Human Trafficking, Thursday, May 8 from 12 to 1 p.m. The program will be at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Avenue in the B. A. Miller Auditorium on the third floor of the hospital. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch or arrive in time to purchase lunch in the hospital’s Lakeside Café.
This program, led by Lia Culbert and Emily Walters from an organization called Mission 21, will give attendees an overview of what human trafficking is and what to do or say if you come into contact with someone you believe is a victim of human trafficking.
Mission 21 serves female and male children, up to the ages of 21, who are victims of domestic minor sex trafficking or commercial sexual exploitation. Mission 21 provides these victims with food, clothing and emergency medical services as well as on-going case management. This anti-trafficking service provider has been committed to the complete restoration of child victims of sex trafficking since 2010. More information about Mission 21 is available on the organizations website: mission21mn.org.
Local law enforcement will also be present to discuss what Winona County is doing to address these concerns.
The program is free but RSVP is required by Monday, May 5. To RSVP, call 507.457.4161 or online here.