Make Fond du Lac a Traffic Free Zone. The community is invited to attend this half day event on Oct 8, 2016 at MPTC – Fond du Lac Campus

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Human Trafficking is a crime that that persists globally as well as in Wisconsin and even Fond du Lac.  A free half day conference on Saturday, Oct 8, will address what is being done and how you can help.
Citizens and youth grade 6 and up accompanied by a parent are invited to gather at the MPTC cafeteria for registration beginning at 8:30 am.

Time:  8:30 am – 9:00 am  refreshments available, vendor tables open
              9:00 am -12:00 pm – program described below

Place:  Moraine Park Technical College, 235 N National Ave, FDL


  • Keynote speaker: Elizabeth Marczak, Serrv International, What Fair Trade is Doing to Combat the Global Crime of  Human trafficking
  • Panel Discussion: Fond du Lac’s Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking moderated by Nancy Irizarry, Wisconsin Anti-Human Trafficking Consortium Chair.
  • Panelists are Detective Nick Hahn—Fond du Lac Police Department; Tiffany Parker—Agnesian Domestic Violence; Angel Gilbertson—ASTOP; Nicole Johnson, Executive Director–Solutions Center; Laura Kohl– Assistant District Attorney
  • Interactive “Stay Out of Traffic” experience. This will give opportunity to work through a possible human trafficking scenario by finding resources from local agencies who could help if you were in the situation presented in the scenario.
  • Fair Trade vendors including Just Fare Market, Gallery & Frame and Living Light Studio as well some of the nonprofit partner organizations will have booths to visit.

Organizers are representatives from:

  • AAUW – Fond du Lac Branch
  • Congregation of the Sisters of St Agnes
  • Fond du Lac Fair Trade Towns
  • Just Fare Market
  • Moraine Park Technical College
  • Soroptimist International of Fond du Lac
  • Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund

Community invited to view screening of “I Am A Girl” documentary on March 15 at UW-Fond du Lac

i-am-a-girl-poster-file-edited2There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are girls. Being born a girl means you are more likely to be subjected to violence, disease, poverty and disadvantage than any other group on Earth. Just Fare Market, Fond du Lac Fair Trade Town and UW-Fond du Lac are collaborating to offer an inspirational feature length documentary that paints a clear picture of the reality of what it means to be a girl in the 21st century.

The community is invited to a free screening of “I Am A Girl, ” 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, in UC-113/114 at UW-Fond du Lac, 400 University Dr., Fond du Lac.

Excerpts from the film will be shown during the hour which will also include time for brief discussion. This feature-length documentary examines what it means to grow up female in the world today. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Fond du Lac Fair Trade Town is partnering with UW-Fond du Lac Professor Paisley Harris and students in her Introduction to Women’s Studies class to present this 2013 documentary by Australian filmmaker Rebecca Barry.

“This film gives us a look into the lives of girls around the world who face horrifying discrimination through an up close portrait of the lives of several girls,” said Harris. “One girl is attending school in Afghanistan despite threats of violence; another has been forced into a life of sexual slavery in Cambodia. Yet despite the enormous obstacles shown, the movie also offers portraits of amazing perseverance.”

Harris and Setter, UW-Oshkosh emeritus psychology lecturer, will select scenes from the film to be shown during this screening.

“Our discussion will raise awareness of the discrimination girls face, but will also suggest ways that the attendees can help to bring positive change,” said Harris.

“I Am A Girl” takes the audience through diverse cultures and societies around the globe including Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon, Afghanistan, United States and Australia.

For more information call Carol Smith at (920) 924-6034, visit the Fond du Lac Fair Trade Town Facebook page or the UW-Fond du Lac website:<>.