This afternoon from 5-6pm, Made for Freedom will be hosting an all-welcome
brainstorming session (held at Venturé Cafe* on Duncan Avenue) concerning the realities of sex
trafficking and forced labor in St. Louis. Whether you're an expert on this contemporary issue or
just interested in Made for Freedom's work, the "Trafficking Hack" is a great opportunity to learn
about what we do and to come up with real-life ways to take a stand against this problem.
Knowledgeable experts, including Dawn Manske (founder of Made for Freedom) and
Amanda Colegrove, will be there to help us along. In her graduate master's thesis, titled "A Model
for Assessing the Risk of Human Trafficking on the Local Level in Missouri", Amanda wrote
about the risk factors and business types that allow one to predict where trafficking will occur and
how victims will be recruited. In additon, she used her research to create a prediction map that has
proved astonishingly accurate regarding local trafficking abuse. Amanda and Dawn will help us to
understand the impact of trafficking on local industries.
After listening and learning, our group will divide up and brainstorm practical ways to
disrupt the atrocities of forced labor in our city how to "hack the industry", if you will. All are
invited and welcome, and for those of you who can't make it, our email is open to your innovative
Hope to see you there!
*4240 Duncan Ave. #200
St. Louis, MO 63110
(in the Cortex Innovation District)