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Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Interfaith Children’s Movement Form Sex Trafficking Alliance  

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Key leadership inside the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Interfaith Children’s Movement announce today they have joined forces to impact sex trafficking, with a focus on young girls and women.


SCLC’s Special Program “Justice for Girls” Director Cathelean Steele, and ICM’s veteran board member Henrietta Turnquest have aligned their leadership and their organizations.  Their alliance, they say, will allow both of their organizations to share information and strategize on joint funding opportunities.


“We knew we had found a kindred foot soldier in one another when we first met,” shares former GA State Representative Turnquest about the alliance with SCLC’s First Lady Cathelean Steele.  “With our organizations working together, I know we can help produce the critical mass needed to eradicate this issue in our communities, our state and our nation.”


“We could have no stronger ally than the Interfaith Children’s Movement, to address child sex trafficking,” affirms Steele, an acclaimed retired Alabama educator. “United, we know 2016 will be the year for change in this menacing and growing billion dollar industry.”


The Interfaith Children’s Movement sex-trafficking initiatives include an “Ask Before You Book” initiative.  The campaign asks faith communities to pose questions to potential lodging facilities about their sex trafficking policies prior to booking their events, particularly conventions. To learn more about ICM’s Day at the Capitol and legislative measures they support,  visit:  http://www.interfaithchildrensmovement.org/.


To learn more about Justice for Girls, or to receive a briefing package, contact:


First Lady Cathelean Steele

Special Program Director

“Justice for Girls” Initiative



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