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Anti-human trafficking in America
Learn about human trafficking in America and hear from a panel of human trafficking direct service providers this evening at an event titled "Anti-Human Trafficking in America: Messy, Difficult, and Gratifying Work -- from the front lines," from 6:30 to 8:30 at the First Baptist Church in Beverly, 221 Cabot St. Panelists will present and discuss the challenges and successes of their work, and they will seek to illuminate the points of anti-human trafficking that empower survivors and stop human trafficking. Panelists include Vednita Carter, 2014 CNN Hero and founder of Breaking Free; Erin Albright, regional director, Give Way to Freedom; Hanni Stoklosa, Human Trafficking & Forced Labor Fellow at the FXB Center for Health & Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health; and Carmen Maianu, director of Amirah. The event is presented by Amirah, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using a whole-person approach to identify, care for, and empower female survivors of human trafficking who are 18 and over. Amirah's 10-bed safe house and nonresidential services are based out of the North Shore and serve New England. The free event includes an update from Amirah, a reception and a remembrance of Amirah’s House Coordinator Ifeyinwa Amalu, who died June 25 in a fatal car accident. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Click here to learn more. ***Please note, photos and video are restricted at the event.***
Calling all francophones and friends of France! The baroque ensemble Très, and Duo Maresienne will perform the first of its two Concerts Royaux: Instrumental Gems from the French Baroque at 7 p.m. in Salem. Hear virtuoso instrumental music from 18th-century France in a program that celebrates French culture for Bastille Day. French attire and all things French are welcome. A post-concert reception will follow with refreshments. The concert will be held at Grace Church, 385 Essex St. Admission is a suggested donation of $20 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors. The second concert will take place at 5 p.m. on July 13 at Emmanuel Church in Manchester-by-the-Sea. For further information, call 978-744-1119.