Conference Schedule (January 23-25, 2009)

All sessions are free and open to the public and will be held in Rudd Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

Friday, January 23

10:30 am - 7:00 pm - Registration

Rudd Foyer

11:00 am - Opening Session

Ms. Andrea Saccoccio, Director of Student Ministries for the International Justice Mission

12:30 - 6:30 pm - Art Exhibit (Lions' Den)

He Knows Their Names: Human trafficking is thriving in our world today, whether as forced labor, sex slavery, child soldier slavery, or various other forms. What is this reality like and how should Christians respond? How does the value and dignity of humanity come into play? How does the dynamic reality of the gospel of Christ address this particular injustice?

Come see what artists from across the country have created that address aspects of human trafficking.

5:30 pm - Banquet

Rhea County Room - by invitation only

7:00 pm - Keynote Address

Mr. Abraham Lee, Public Affairs Officer in the Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (G/TIP)

9:30 pm - Movie

"GO"
A sequel to the "Invisible Children" documentary, it follows the movement that has touched America and shows what is being done to help the children of northern Uganda.

Saturday, January 24

8:30 am - 9:45 am - Registration

Rudd Foyer

9:00 am - 7:00 pm - Art Exhibit (Lions' Den)

He Knows Their Names: Human trafficking is thriving in our world today, whether as forced labor, sex slavery, child soldier slavery, or various other forms. What is this reality like and how should Christians respond? How does the value and dignity of humanity come into play? How does the dynamic reality of the gospel of Christ address this particular injustice?

Come see what artists from across the country have created that address aspects of human trafficking.

10:00 am - Keynote Address

Detective Sergeant Roddy Llewellyn, Scotland Yard MAXIM ‘HUMAN TRAFFICKING TEAM’

11:30 am - 7:00 pm - Mercer 111 (Computer lab) - Come and go as your schedule permits
 
Awareness Dispersion, Letter Writing, Direct Email
Join hundreds of other conference attendees as we spread the word about the horrors of human trafficking to people across the country. From congressmen to your next door neighbor, we will provide you with the tools you need to get the word out.

1:00 pm - Breakout Sessions
 
  • Free for Life Ministries - Colette Bercu, Co-founder of Free for Life Ministries (Mercer 110)
  • Second Life Ministries - Patrick Townley, Co-founder and Executive Director of Second Life of  Chattanooga (Mercer 116)
  • Fair Trade Panel - Bill Leep, Founder of Better Way Imports, and Erin Leigh Patterson, Founder of Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee (Mercer 137)

2:30 pm - Breakout Sessions
 
  • Social Justice and the Arts - Dr. Beth Impson, Professor of English at Bryan College, and Mr. Michael Palmer, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Bryan College (Mercer 110)
  • Starting Your Own Justice Group on Campus - Andrew McPeak, President of Students for Stopping the Trafficking of Persons (SSTOP), David Villanueva, President of Lifeblood Ministries, and Karen Warren, Student Body President of Toccoa Falls College and founder of the Toccoa Falls Chapter of SSTOP (Mercer 137)
 
4:00 pm - Breakout Sessions
 
  • Free for Life Ministries - Colette Bercu, Co-founder of Free for Life Ministries (Mercer 110)
  • Second Life Ministries - Patrick Townley, Co-founder and Executive Director of Second Life of 
Chattanooga (Mercer 116)
  • Fair Trade Panel - Bill Leep, Founder of Better Way Imports, and Erin Leigh Patterson, Founder of Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee (Mercer 137)
 
7:30 pm - Keynote Address
 
Detective Sergeant Roddy Llewellyn, Scotland Yard MAXIM 'HUMAN TRAFFICKING TEAM'

9:30 pm - Lament Service

Sunday, January 25

10:00 am - Service of Renewal

Speaker - Bonnie-Marie Yager, Assistant Director of Bryan College Worldview Teams