5 Stones Human Trafficking
Professional Women’s Connection--Ripon-Green Lake Chapter
INNOCENCE SOLD", features three short films: the story of Sabrina, a high school student lured into the world of sex trafficking; her trafficker, Matt; and her friend Andrea. INNOCENCE SOLD was produced to bring awareness, education and statistics to young people and communities in Wisconsin about the dangers of the insidious industry of sex trafficking. Mission: Protect Our Youth.
Join Professional Women’s Connection on Thursday, September 19th, at Roadhouse in Ripon, WI as Kristine, Julie, and Debby explores how fear paralyzes our growth and block us from living our lives to the fullest. Cocktails and networking will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:15 and program beginning about 6:45 p.m.
Kris Pierce is a 6+ year member of the non-profit organization 5-stones located in Appleton, WI. Kris is the Co-Coordinator of the “Innocence Sold Project” which is focused on bringing awareness and education to students, educators and communities on the danger of the sex trafficking industry. 5-stones goal is to educate, network and collaborate through visual learning applications, speaking engagements and community events with the ultimate goal "protect our youth".
Julie Thiel is a 5 stones volunteer and a pharmacist that specializes in mental health. She works for the State of WI Department of Health Services as a Pharmacy Director and Lab Supervisor. She is a member of PSW (Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin) and CPNP (College of Psychiatric and Neurological Pharmacists). Julie is a volunteer clinical instructor for UW Madison School of Pharmacy and Concordia University of WI. Julie enjoys working with students of all ages.
Debby Suchyta comes from an international mission background, sending teams for over 20 years. In her travels she has seen both labor and sex trafficking in over a dozen countries. In 2016 she developed a 3-year Trafficking in Person project in Guatemala. Debby is a member of Faith Alliance Against Sex Trafficking, an advocate and supporter for International Justice Mission and volunteers with 5-stones and Fair Trade Fond du Lac.
Firm reservations must be made by end of day on Monday, Sept 16th by registering on our website at https://pwcwi.clubexpress.com Dinner will feature a Pizza, Pasta and Salad Buffet to include assorted soda. Member and Student cost for the event will be $15 and Non-Member cost is $20. Please note any dietary restrictions when making your reservation. Reservations made and not honored will be charged. Dinners are paid online or at the door the night of the event.
Professional Women’s Connection is a networking group and provides educational opportunities for area business and professional women, focusing on professional growth, personal development and the enhancement of leadership skills. Professional Women’s Connection is not a fundraising organization. The money for the annual scholarship comes from member dues, allowing current members to give back to the next generation of professional women. Those interested in joining Professional Women’s Connection are welcome to attend as a guest prior to joining the organization. Applications to join Professional Women’s Connection are available through membership chair Cassie Bornick at firstname.lastname@example.org and will also be available at the meeting.