Welcome Co-Sponsor DCBC
NAC is happy to partner with the District of Columbia Baptist Convention. DCBC and NAC both are members of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington and Rev. Andre Towner, DCBC's Minister to Engaging Communities, is a member of NAC's Advisory Board.
Participants will receive an overview of human trafficking (both sex and labor) in the U.S. and overseas. Two panels will focus separately on sex trafficking and labor trafficking and will include survivors of trafficking, policy experts and advocates. Participants also will hear from Members of Congress and learn what they - as people of faith and the general public - can do in their communities and neighborhoods.
Our bi-partisan congressional co-sponsors are:
Some of our speakers are:
Shine the Light
Shine the Light on the perpetrators.
Shine the Light on the survivors & their hope.
They have broken the chains of bondage.
Now we are linked together to end trafficking.
Shine the Light is the name of the National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd’s first conference on human trafficking. Don’t miss out. This conference will bring together Good Shepherd Sisters and their Mission Partners, other people of faith, Members of Congress, congressional staffers, policymakers, survivors and advocates for a morning of education and an afternoon of advocacy.
The conference is for those who want to learn more and understand how trafficking occurs and for those who are immersed in the issue of human trafficking and who want to increase their network and meet with legislators. All are invited to advocate and there will be time dedicated at the end of the conference for those who need tips or a primer on meeting with Members of Congress.
Scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 the conference will run from 10:00 am until 1:30 pm in a conference room at the U.S. Capitol and then break for congressional visits for the remainder of the afternoon. The visits will be arranged by NAC on behalf of the participants.
Watch video of Good Shepherd Sisters combating sex trafficking in Thailand.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boxed lunch included
10:00 am - 1:30 pm Conference
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Congressional Advocacy Visits
The conference will take place in U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Room HVC-200 (on the House side). Advance registration is required as space is limited. In addition, we must prearrange the Congressional visits.
There is no fee for the conference, but please register only if you are confident you will be able to attend. Registration will close once we reach capacity.
Please allow plenty of time for lines to get through screening.
You must present a government-approved ID. Please register with this same name.
Here is a map of the Visitor Center and ways to get to the U.S.Capitol. Please make note of the prohibited items, which include food that is not prepackaged / sealed and it also includes bottled water.
Here is a map of Capitol Hill and area metro stops and parking.
Deadline to register is May 1, 2018
Register for Conference
Registration is required for this conference. You must have a government-approved ID to enter the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.
Please provide your street address as addresses will be used to set up your congressional visit(s).