STARTING CONVERSATIONS Uprising reflects on National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month

SHERIDAN — January is National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month, and Sheridan’s local anti-human-trafficking organization, Uprising, has been hosting events, trainings and fundraisers all month long in observance. Through its events this month, Uprising hoped to expose different communities across Sheridan to the organization’s mission, Executive Director Terri Markham said. To do this, Uprising [...]

Is Human Trafficking Actually What You Think It Is?

Is Human Trafficking Actually What You Think It Is? What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “human trafficking?” Perhaps it’s a cluster of terrified people from another country, held captive and huddled in a shipping container. Or someone kidnapped and whisked across borders to a life of abuse and clandestine servitude. While these examples certainly [...]

Bought Beautifully to host ‘Shop and Learn’ event

SHERIDAN — Representatives from Bought Beautifully and Uprising invite community members to mark January, which is National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month, with a “Shop and Learn” event. The event will take place Jan. 13 from 5-7 p.m. at Bought Beautifully. Attendees will have the chance to shop beautiful, handmade items from Bought Beautifully [...]

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