Not for Sale: Chief Investigator with Campaign to End Human Trafficking Visits Campus

not for sale issues in human traffickingPresentation Part of Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Lyceum Speaker Series

To provide an up-close look into modern-day slavery, Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Lyceum Speaker Series welcomes Dennis Mark, chief investigator for the national Not For Sale campaign to end human trafficking on Tuesday, April 6, at 12 p.m., in Building B, Room 102. Mark will address what drives modern-day slavery and share how everyone can help combat human trafficking through how they think, shop, work, and play.
 
The presentation is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided, and a meet-and-greet with the presenter will start at 11:30 a.m. in the same location.
 
The Not for Sale campaign aims to recruit, educate, and mobilize an international grassroots social movement that effectively combats human trafficking and slavery. It deploys innovative solutions for every individual to re-abolish slavery—in their own backyards and across the globe.
 
Based on the belief that everyone has a skill to contribute than can help free an individual living in bondage, the campaign is a nation-wide group comprised of students, artists, entrepreneurs, people of faith, athletes, law enforcement officers, politicians, social workers, skilled professionals, and justice seekers united to fight the global slave trade industry and ultimately, end human trafficking.
 
As chief investigator, Mark has extensive experience coordinating between grassroots movements, law enforcement, and legislators. He is the campaign’s trafficking documenter and the director of the Abolitionist Academy. Additionally, Mark leads the Justice League, an exclusive group of law enforcement officials dedicated to the anti-human trafficking movement.  
 
Mark became involved with this movement as the executive director of Redeemed Ministries, a faith-based non-profit in the Houston area that reaches those trapped and exploited in the commercial sex industry and provides aftercare resources for survivors who have been rescued from sex trafficking.

Working alongside Mark is his wife, Bobbie, who serves as the Texas director with the Not For Sale campaign.  She is charged with promoting the campaign by working with regional directors to coordinate awareness campaigns and engagement projects and working with other agencies to end modern-day slavery around the state.
 
For more information about this presentation, visit www.LoneStar.edu/lyceum-montgomery; or contact Christie Taillon, sociology professor, at Christie.A.Taillon@lonestar.edu or (936) 273-7063.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, Lone Star College System is the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas and the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area. LSCS consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, UC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.