FREE YWCA Event: Human Trafficking & Impact on Women & Girls of Color

racine coalition against human traffickingRACINE, WI ? Nationwide, YWCA USA’s annual Stand Against Racism campaign is April 28-May 1. Organizations across the country will use that weekend to amplify the national discussion about the impacts of institutional and structural racism on the lives of girls of color.

On Thursday April 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., YWCA Southeast Wisconsin will hold a local panel discussion here in Racine on human trafficking to raise awareness about the issue and ways you can help. The event will be held at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare ? All Saints, on Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Racine. Benstead Auditorium is located on the third floor of the hospital and parking will be available for free at the hospital lot across the street from the main entrance on Wisconsin Avenue.

Light food and refreshments will be served and the event is FREE to the public. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Martha Barry the Racial Justice Director of YWCA Southeast Wisconsin.
Olivia Osborne, Prevention Specialist, SafeStart: Teen Dating Violence Education
Karri Hemmig, Exec Director, Racine Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Chief of Police Art Howell, Racine Police Department Chief

The event is free but attendees are asked to register at:

The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. For more information on this event or the event happening in Milwaukee the same day, go to

Racine Coalition Against Human Trafficking (RCAHT) is a network of local resources (law enforcement, shelters, health providers and other services) collaborating to increase communication among all providers, identify gaps in services for victims and prevent conditions that foster human trafficking in Racine County through education and outreach efforts. RCAHT is supported by Racine Community Foundation and the Mission Fund Grant. For more information contact us at, find us on Facebook, or contact Karri Hemmig at (262) 909-6612.