(Beaver Dam) A program Thursday in Beaver Dam will focus on the reality of human trafficking in the region. The non-profit group 5-Stones Dodge County is hosting “It Happens Here.” Founder Tracy Scheffler says doors will be open early.
“We’re opening doors at six for browsing, for shopping and refreshments, says Scheffler. “We’re [going to] have a fair trade table from Better Way, and they have items that have been made by women rescued out of trafficking and taught a trade so that they can make a living that way.”
The program officially kicks off at 6:30pm with a few videos introducing the topic, followed by a video series by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families that features four survivors of trafficking. The event will conclude with special guest speaker and lived experience advocate, Nancy Yarbrough. Scheffler encourages the public to attend this event.
“If you [want to] be a part of that potential saving a victim from trafficking, of someone that you love and care about, then coming to this event will help you to do that.”
It Happens Here will be held at the Harvest Church on Highway 33 east of the city of Beaver Dam across from the fairgrounds. Doors will open at 6pm, with the program beginning at 6:30. It is open to the community and is recommended for those ages 13 and up. More information is on the 5-Stones website HERE and Facebook page HERE.