Rock Hill Oratory to host human trafficking workshop Feb. 17

The Rock Hill Oratory Center for Spirituality will host a workshop on human trafficking Feb. 17.

The day’s schedule includes two presentations – beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – at the Oratory’s St. John XXIII Center, 434 Charlotte Ave.

The morning session, “Human Trafficking – A Heinous Issue, Where and How It Happens and What You Can Do About It,” will be presented by Sr. Ruthmary Powers. She is a member of the Humility of Mary Sisters and works with the Collaboration to End Human Trafficking in Cleveland, Ohio. She will present a general overview of human trafficking and provide suggestions as to how to address the issue.

The afternoon session, presented by Kathryn Moorehead, is entitled “Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery in South Carolina.” Moorehead is the coordinator of the South Carolina Human Trafficking Taskforce for the S.C. Office of the Attorney General. She will discuss topics including what puts our communities at risk, the types of cases frequently experienced in the area, and initiatives underway in the state.

Attendees are welcome to attend noon Mass in the Oratory church, followed by a light lunch. There is no charge for the program or lunch, but donations are accepted and pre-registration is appreciated.

For more information, contact The Oratory: Center for Spirituality, P.O. Box 11586, Rock Hill, SC 29731. Phone: (803) 327-2097. Email: oratorycenter@gmail.com.