Events to spotlight human trafficking

By the Herald staffMay 9, 2013 

Bethel Church is sponsoring a Thirteen Days for Justice event to raise awareness about human trafficking.

A screening of the documentary The Pink Room will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Bethel, 600 Shockley Road, Richland. It also will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bethel's west Pasco campus, 5202 Outlet Drive, Pasco.

After the film, Ken Peterson, CEO of Apricot Lane, and Don and Bridget Brewster, of Agape International Missions, will speak about their fight against human trafficking.

Attorney Emily Butler will speak at 7 p.m. May 17 at the Kennewick Public Library, 1620 S. Union St. She has worked with anti-human trafficking think tanks.

A poetry slam is at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. May 17 at ShareHouse Coffee, 2150 Keene Road, Richland.

A spoken-word poetry workshop is 10:30 a.m. to noon May 18, also at ShareHouse Coffee.

There will be a "Justice Jam" event beginning at 7 p.m. May 18. There will be a spoken word performance by Micah Bournes, a poet from California and a presentation by Clayton Butler of Agape International Missions.

The event will be held at Bethel's west Pasco campus.

Events are free and open to the public.

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