Special Announcement: Newly Added Recordings to Our Archives of Past Featured Speakers

Due to technical difficulties, we have been unable to post several of our archived recordings of past Breakfast presentations until now. Thanks to those who have been so patient in awaiting these updates. 

Of special note are the Nola Timebank presentation with Gretchen Zalkind from September 8, 2012, our Post Election Roundtable discussion moderated by Maureen Shea on November 10, 2012, and our December 8, 2012 presentation about Human Trafficking with Lindsey Boettinger and Sue Weishar. These are the latest additions to the archive. 
Be sure to check the sidebars where you can search for recordings  by name, date, presenter(s), or labels/keywords. 

You can visit our archive website by using the link on our home page, or by clicking HERE. Enjoy and share!

Btw, the announcement of our upcoming January breakfast will be out shortly. You won't wanna miss it!

Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery: Greater New Orleans, United States, and Global Manifestations

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Listen to the recorded presentation HERE
Lindsey Boettinger
Case Manager for the Catholic Charities Refugee Services Program, and an Outreach Specialist for the Rescue and Restore Human Trafficking Program
Sue Weishar
Migration Specialist, Jesuit Social Research Institute of Loyola University

Lindsey Boettinger has worked with the refugee population from various countries since she lived in Cairo, Egypt in 2006.  After returning to the United States in 2007, she has worked in differing capacities with survivors of foreign conflict, natural and man-made disasters, and survivors of human trafficking in Washington, DC, Silver Spring, MD,  and New Orleans, LA.  She is a member of FreeNola and the New Orleans Human Trafficking Working Group, and is dedicated to spreading public awareness about human trafficking in order to engage the community on ways to identify and prevent it. 

Lindsey led discussion about disturbing current trends in human trafficking with the assistance of Sue Weishar who is currently a Migration Specialist/Fellow with the Jesuit Social Research Institute. 

Sue previously spent fourteen years as Director of Immigration and Refugee Services with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (1991-2005) and earlier worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Samoa and as a teacher in Guatemala. Most recently, in the years since Katrina, she served as project manager for the Louisiana Refugee Services Collaborative to implement a new state-wide refugee services collaborative, administrator for the Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance (MIRA), Gulf Coast Coordinator for the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits, and Director of Development for UNITY of Greater New Orleans.

Also, Sue and programs which she directed have been honored by Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (for Alternatives to Detention), the National Crime Prevention Council (for the Asian Youth Services Program), and the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (for the Immigrant Domestic Violence Services Program). 


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