Adult Education for October, 2018

The Unending Search
October 14, 21 and 28 at 8:45 AM

“Does human trafficking touch your life?

October 14
Biblical Reflection led by Dr. Even

“Human trafficking is most commonly defined as: The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery.”
Christian Medical and Dental Association

There are two events in the history of the people of ancient Israel which are formative for their identity and theology. Both are occasions when they were victims of human trafficking as a result of war – the early enslavement in Egypt that preceded the Exodus; and the period known as the Babylonian Exile. Be part of the discussion about what these experiences had in common with contemporary trafficking, what was unique, how they shaped a people, and how God’s people are led to respond to these experiences in our own day.


October 21
What does human trafficking look like in Onondaga County?
Led by Danielle Pira

This presentation is intended to inform community members, service providers, and any individual who interacts with youth on Human Trafficking and what it looks like in Onondaga County. We go over definitions, red flags, dynamics of trafficking, exploiter tactics and what McMahon Ryan’s advocacy does. This presentation is interactive, with hopes that the participants will ask questions to get a better understanding of what we are seeing with our youth in the community.

About our presenter: Danielle Pira graduated from Manhattan College in 2016 with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She relocated to Syracuse following graduation and began working at Elmcrest Children’s Center. Danielle was a Case Manager for a program working with adolescent males receiving specialized sexual abuse services. In January of 2018, Danielle accepted a position as a Youth Advocate within the Anti- Trafficking Program at McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center. In this position, Danielle carries a direct service caseload and provides intense case management to youth who are at risk of or identified as trafficked or exploited. Danielle also provides training on Trafficking and Exploitation to community service providers.

October 28

Does human trafficking touch our lives? Join the conversation as we pull together all that we have heard.