Human Trafficking Seminar Set at Rizal Center, Jan. 24

CHICAGO-- The Philippine Consulate General together with The World Engagement Institute and the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago will hold a town hall-style seminar on "Human Trafficking", Jan. 24, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rizal Heritage Center, 1332 W Irving Park Rd., Chicago.

Human trafficking enslaves millions of children, women and men all over the world in the Philippines. Modern slavery victimizes more people globally today than at any previous time in history. And it's happening in every neighborhood - not just "over there" somewhere in a distant land.

The seminar aims to give a better understanding of this social problem and how deep the dimensions and tentacles of trafficking in persons (TIP) reaches. Attendees will be able to learn what they do to combat TIP.

Invited speakers include special agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), experts from the Salvation Army's Partnership to Rescue Our Minors from Sexual Exploitation (PROMISE), Cook County's Circuit Court Administrator, and The World Engagement Institute's Executive Director and noted international human rights lawyer, General Charles Tucker.

This is a free seminar to persons who are concerned about the scourge of human trafficking and to find out what you can do to join the fight against TIP. Bring your friends, fellow church members and family. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, please contact Deputy Consul General Romulo (Jun) Israel [312-583-0621 or romulo.israel@dfa.gov.ph]; Dr. Rufino Crisostomo [312-402-4191]; or Greg Wangerin of The World Engagement Institute [847-778-7411] or email: WEI <gwangerin@weinstitute.org>
RSVPs ARE REQUIRED to this free event no later than Monday the 12th of January 2015.


PIWC Kick-off, Jan. 10

The Philippine Independence Week Committee is holding its kick-off dinner-dance party on Jan. 10, Saturday, 6 pm, at the Wyndham Hotel Ballroom on 1400 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Glenview.
Kick- off chairperson Lindy Tan said that this is a ticketed occasion and interested persons can make reservation on his Facebook account. Ellen Tan, this year's overall chairperson, said that all her fellow officers will be inducted to office by Consul General Generoso Calonge. Attire is formal.


Jan. 6 Immigration Rally features Archbishop Cupich

CHICAGO--Information on the recent executive order of U.S. President Obama on immigration will be provided during a rally on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Lourdes, 4700 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago.

Archbishop Blase Cupich, an immigration advocate, is among those who are supporting the initiative with his presence during the event.
This is free and for more information, call Claudia Palomar, an immigration advocate, 312-479-4448.



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