Monday, August 22, 2016

A weekend of intensive training for anti-trafficking community activists

For over three years, the Amistad Movement  has been training and equipping immigrants with the educational resources necessary to identify victims of human trafficking in their communities, prevent exploitation, and build bridges to law enforcement and other community activists. 

On November 4-6, 2016, the Amistad Movement will hold its first Amistad Institute, a weekend of intensive training for anti-trafficking community activists especially immigrant leaders —to equip them with the educational tools and resources necessary to prevent human trafficking in immigrant communities. Participants will commit themselves to training and recruiting more trainers in the immigrant communities they have access to. The Institute will be held at the Oblate Renewal Center, in San Antonio, Texas. USCCB will cover transportation costs, meals, and supplies. If you are interested in attending, please download the application form and send it to You are also welcome to distribute the Amistad Institute flyer available for download. 

The Amistad Movement is inspired by the Catholic social principle of subsidiarity, which teaches that the best solutions to local problems are those which arise from, and are led by, the members of the affected communities. The Amistad Movement uses the talents and gifts of the immigrants themselves to effect lasting change in their communities, recognizing that their initiative arises from intimate knowledge of the factors that make their communities vulnerable to human trafficking.

The Amistad Institute training will be held in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, November 4—6. For more information about the Amistad Movement, visit at:

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