Racine Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare All Saints are sponsoring a unique opportunity next Wednesday, May 11th for the community to learn about human trafficking from inside this profitable criminal industry, from a survivors perspective.
In observation of National Hospital Week, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints will host Kelse Nablina, a human trafficking survivor to speak about her journey dealing with the mental and physical issues that come with modern day slavery. The event will be located in the auditorium on the Spring Street campus. FREE and open to the public.
Kelse Nablina presents on her personal experience of being a survivor of human trafficking in Colorado, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Kelse was trafficked from an early age by family members that were associated with a militia type Mormon-based cult. Drug trafficking and becoming a child bride were a part of her experience. Those traumatic events and her fight against them into her adult life has made her a champion advocate for other victims. She gives a voice to those who are experience trauma and brings to light the issues surrounding available services in the community to aid those victims.
She speaks to various community and academic groups to inform about the special care needs of survivors. Kelse has worked as a consumer advocate in both Minnesota and Colorado. Currently, she is a Licensed Peer Specialist and Domestic Violence Advocate in Wisconsin.
When: Wednesday, May 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
What: Human Trafficking from a Survivors Perspective: Kelse Nablina
Where: Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints Spring Street Campus
(Event will be held at the Wheaton Franciscan 3821 Spring Street, St. Lukes Health Pavilion in the auditorium on the lower level)
COST: FREE but registration requested by call 1-888-994-3286 (Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm or register online at www.mywheaton.org/events.
Human trafficking is considered modern day slavery and is an estimated 9.2 billion dollar industry here in the United States. Its happing to roughly 100,000 ? 300,000 of Americas children right now. Its in our schools, our businesses and our community. Approximately 27 million people are enslaved today worldwide.