What is this Symposium about?

This community event will bring together national, regional, and local experts in the field of human trafficking to provide information on research, law enforcement, and legislative fronts. A panel of human trafficking survivors will also provide a unique perspective into this horrific crime and the individual and community trauma caused by its existence. The Right Reverend George Sumner will help to kick off our symposium, as will Saint Michael Rector, The Reverend Dr. Chris Girata. A key speaker during the day will be The Reverend Becca Stevens, founder of Thistle Farms, an organization globally known for its work to heal, empower, and employ women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.

Other Activities?

In addition to our speakers, many member agencies of The North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking will be in attendance to share information, answer questions, and show you how to get involved in fighting human trafficking.

In the Saint Michael Parlor, a human trafficking artifacts exhibit will be on display that conveys many survivor stories and illustrates the pain and suffering inflicted on trafficking victims.


Saturday, October, 20, 2018
Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. and the Symposium will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Lunch will be provided by In-N-Out Burger for all registered attendees
Closing Comments at 2:30 p.m.


The main Sanctuary at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

Who should attend?

All compassionate individuals in the community and all SMAA parishioners that wish to learn about, support, and get involved in our fight against human trafficking.

What can I do to help?

We expect to have a church full of parishioners and visitors on October 20. To help facilitate this event, many volunteers are needed in the following areas: Registration, Greeters, Ushers, Lunch Coordinators, Booth and Information Exchange Coordinators, VIP Escorts, A/V Coordinators, and Printed Material Distribution. Volunteer now!

Please contact Terry Demler or Mark Demler with any questions.