PROGRAMS

Unless otherwise noted on the schedule below, we meet the fourth Saturday of each month at 12 p.m. at the Vestavia Hills Public Library, 1221 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216. For directions, click here.

  • 12:00-12:30. Lunch and business meeting. Bring your own lunch!
  • 12:45-1:00. Q & A. A reading or question-and-answer session with a published author, or a question-and-answer session with a professional from an industry of interest for our writing.
  • 1:00-3:00. Program.

Visitors are welcome! Visitors must be 18 or older. You may attend two general meetings in a 12-month period without joining. Visitors who wish to attend more often must join Romance Writers of America and Southern Magic.

Meetings are subject to change, so check back here before you come!

2016

 

 

 

July 23

Program: HUMAN TRAFFICKING – Rescue and Recovery presented by Ashley Anderson
Room: Tree House Room, Vestavia Hills Library

National awareness of human trafficking is on the rise due in part to increased media coverage. Most continue to view it as a crime isolated to other parts of the globe. However, it is both a national and local issue. Trafficking victims have been identified in cities, suburbs, and rural areas in all 50 states. In many cases, victims are in plain view. The widespread lack of awareness leads to a low ability to identify a victim. Women and girls in sex trafficking situations are often misidentified as voluntarily participating in the sex industry.

The Southeast can be classified as key area for human trafficking since nearly 40 percent of the major hubs in the US call it home. This is just beginning to be acknowledged, investigated, prosecuted, and researched. This makes the number of victims and cases impossible to quantify accurately.

The Wellhouse seeks to rescue and provide resources and opportunities for sex trafficking victims by providing a safe residential environment, offering spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical support services. Regardless of race, color, creed, or religion, women in pain can be assured they will find love and acceptance at The WellHouse.
 

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Ashley Anderson is the Development Director at The Well House, located in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Well House
http://the-wellhouse.org/
 

 

 

 

August 27

Program: TBA

Information to be posted soon!

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