S. Rose Marie Anthony and Racine Dominicans recognized at the 2017 Policeman's Ball
Excerpt from Journal Time article (Nov. 6, 2017):
Fight to end human trafficking
Racine Dominican Sister Rose Marie Anthony of the Siena Center was also given a Community Policing Award for her work to end human trafficking in the Racine area.
Kari Hemming, executive director of the Fight to End Exploitation, said Anthony was significant in starting the organization.
“She really made it a priority to make sure human trafficking (issues) was on the forefront of our community,” Henning said. “I don’t know if we were so impressed that a nun was talking about pimps and Johns, or if we were excited about her passion. She really, really was inspiring and she’s been a mentor to me.”
Anthony was thankful to receive the award, but reminded the crowd that more work needs to be done on human trafficking.
“Get yourselves educated, educate others and then be sure that we can all work together and keep this thing out of the way, get it out of here,” Anthony said. “It’s a terrible, terrible problem in our area and we want it to be eliminated.”
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2015 Police Department Annual Report
The following was included in the Racine Police Department 2015 Annual Report in a write-up titled, "Racine Coalition Against Human Trafficking":
"In 2012, the Racine Dominicans launched an aggressive campaign designed to bring attention to the issue of human trafficking locally and beyond. The Racine Police Department was quick to partner with the Dominican Sisters in this important matter of public safety. What began as a small community gathering rapidly evolved into a community-wide movement in the fight against human trafficking.
(as listed in the police annual report):
October 2012 National Criminal Justice Center AMBER Alert organization conducts survey of law enforcement on human trafficking training needs
November 2012 Racine Dominicans host "A Cry for Help" conference on human trafficking
February 2013 Regional Conference on Human Trafficking hosted by U.S. Attorney's Office
May 2013 US Citizenship and Immigration Services host law enforcement training on Immigration Relief of Victims of Human Trafficking
January 2014 Racine Chapter of Dining for Women join Racine Dominican in support of the Racine Police Department Human Trafficking Task Force
June 2014 Regional Human Trafficking partners participate in the nationwide sting operation sponsored by the FBI (Operation Cross Country)
May 2015 Milwaukee-based FBI officially partners with Racine Police Department in the fight against human trafficking
June 2015 Racine Community Foundations awards RCAHT with $25,000 grant in support of human trafficking operations
July 2015 Villa Street COP office space dedicated to human trafficking operations
October 2015 Human trafficking survivor Marion Hatcher speaks at Racine Resource Fair
Along with the entire congregation of Racine Dominicans, Sister Rose Marie Anthony has provided strong leadership in the fight against human trafficking."
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