The Lake of the Ozarks Stop Human Trafficking Coalition (LOSHTC) invites the Lake area community to a talk by Margaret Weber, retired professor of Pepperdine University.

The Lake of the Ozarks Stop Human Trafficking Coalition (LOSHTC) invites the Lake area community to a talk by Margaret Weber, retired professor of Pepperdine University.

She will be speaking this Thursday, August 24 at 6:30 p.m. Location is St. Gregory Church, 423 N. Business Rt. 5, Camdenton. Weber will recount her recent experience of human trafficking in Cambodia, a global hotspot of sex tourism and commercial sexual exploitation. A training program in Cambodia is teaching survivors many life skills as well as jewelry making as an entrepreneurial venture to fund their way out of the sex trade.

 

At Pepperdine, Weber started the Masters in Social Entrepreneurship and Change. Committed to advocacy for women and supporting culturally appropriate change, she led several groups of doctoral students on their global leadership experience in India. Weber is a Dean and Professor Emeritus of Pepperdine University.

The Lake of the Ozarks Stop Human Trafficking Coalition is a volunteer organization working collaboratively to increase awareness, identify causes, and support victims of trafficking. It invites the Lake area community to its monthly speaker program featuring survivors that will share their experiences of trafficking and escape, as well as expert speakers in the fields of psychology, legal issues, law enforcement, medical, and more. Programs also focus on the causes of sexual exploitation and labor trafficking in the Lake area. Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month at St. George Episcopal Church, 423 N. Business Rt. 5, Camdenton, MO 65020. For more information, contact Mary Spencer, Director of Development and Media Relations, at (573) 873-8714.