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Impact100 Greater Milwaukee Addresses the Critical Issue of Sex and Human Trafficking at Beyond the Headlines on February 13


By - Feb 6th, 2020 07:56 am

Milwaukee – With the impending arrival of the Democratic National Convention this summer and the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected, the epidemic of sex trafficking in Milwaukee and Wisconsin, deserves serious exploration. Impact100 Greater Milwaukee’s next Beyond the Headlines issue awareness series will examine Sex and Human Trafficking on Thursday,

February 13, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at The Women’s Club, 813 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee.

Sex and Human Trafficking will feature a moderated discussion with, that includes Impact100 $100K grant recipients, Benedict Center (2017) and Pathfinders (2019) along with respected experts for a panel discussion from different perspectives to explore this troubling epidemic hiding in plain sight here. Panelists include:

· Dawn Jones, retired MPD Lieutenant specializing in Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking of Children, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse.

· Linda Krieg, former VP and COO, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), former FBI Section Chief and current Ozaukee County Board Supervisor

· Lewis Wasserman, Criminal Defense Attorney

· Jeanne Geraci, Executive Director, Benedict Center (2017 $100K Impact100 Greater Milwaukee grant recipient)

· Tricia Lewis, MSW, APSW, Director of Anti-Violence Services, Pathfinders (2019 $100K Impact100 Greater Milwaukee grant recipient)

Moderator: Circuit Court Judge Jean Kies

Beyond the Headlines examining the critical issue of Sex and Human Trafficking, is free and open to Impact100 Greater Milwaukee members and their guests. Advanced registration is required via the Impact100 website:

Committed to empowering women to be philanthropic decision makers collectively awarding transformative $100,000 grants, Impact100’s vision is to engage, develop and inspire women to collectively effect positive change in the Greater Milwaukee community. Impact100 Greater Milwaukee launched Beyond the Headlines in 2018 to provide insights on community challenges and potential solutions through open discussions with experts and change agents. These insights help our members maximize the transformative impact of our philanthropy. Members recently identified sex and human trafficking as a topic for deeper exploration now. Visit for more information.

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