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St. Josephine Bakhita and Continuing Enslavement through Human Trafficking

Josephine Bakhita was born in Sudan in 1869, enslaved as a child, and sold to an Italian diplomat.  Years later she was brought to freedom through the Canossian Daughters of Charity and later became part of their community.

In 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized her.   He said that her life is an inspiration to all to work for the freedom of girls and women who experience violence and oppression and the slavery of human trafficking—until all reach their full human dignity and live in freedom. Come learn about her life and become more aware of the realities of human trafficking in our day.

Monday, January 29, 2018
Presented twice: 10-11:15am and 6:30-7:45pm

Karri Hemmig, Founder and Executive Director of Fight to End Exploitation (Formerly Racine Coalition Against Human Trafficking).  Karri has spent her
25-year career in non-profit marketing and development.  She is a member of the Racine Police Department’s Human Trafficking Task Force, Milwaukee Federal Human Trafficking Task Force, Racine County Domestic Violence Task Force, and Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and is a victim advocate for the Women’s Resource Center.

Pat Shutts holds a master’s degree in Pastoral Studies and completed training in spiritual guidance from Creighton University and bereavement ministry from the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois.  Pat shares her gift of compassionate listening    and openness to the Spirit and loves art, play,    and prayer.  She is a lay covenant companion of the Wheaton Franciscans.


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