Bullock Museum to host free virtual workshop on human trafficking awareness and prevention

Online event will provide resources and tools, followed by a discussion for educators

MARCH 9, 2021 (AUSTIN, TX) — The Bullock Texas State History Museum will host a virtual workshop in conjunction with its Not Alone: Working Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking exhibition on Thursday, March 11 at 6 pm. The free Zoom event will introduce attendees to the reality of human trafficking and provide practical skills and tools to safeguard their communities.

"The Museum is in a unique position to increase awareness about a serious issue in our community. This event offers guidance from professionals in the field on steps that anyone can take in their daily lives to help end trafficking," said James McReynolds, Head of Public Programs at the Bullock Museum.   

The online workshop will explore what trafficking is and who is at risk, dispel common myths, identify red flags and tactics traffickers use to groom and recruit children, and discuss practical steps adults and caregivers can take to address the issue. 

Following the public workshop from 6 to 7 pm, educators are invited to a focused debrief until 7:30 pm with a Q&A and a chance to discuss and share experiences. The meeting will also provide educator resources and details about future workshops, and CPE credit is available for those who attend.

The Bullock Museum's Not Alone exhibition, on view now through May 30, 2021, is inspired by Governor Greg Abbott's initiative against human trafficking and seeks to prevent further exploitation of vulnerable individuals in the state. To create the exhibition, the Museum worked with task forces based in the governor’s office, the McCain Institute, and Love146. 

The virtual human trafficking awareness and prevention workshop is free and starts at 6 pm on Thursday, March 11. For more information and to RSVP, visit thestoryoftexas.com. Teachers interested in earning CPE credit should email education@thestoryoftexas.com. For more information about Not Alone: Working Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking, visit thestoryoftexas.com/notalone.

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Lead sponsorship by Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt. Major funding from the Texas Bar Foundation.

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The Bullock Texas State History Museum, a division of the State Preservation Board and an accredited institution of the American Alliance of Museums, illuminates and celebrates Texas history, people, and culture. With dynamic, award-winning exhibitions, educational programming for all ages, and an IMAX® theater with the largest screen in Texas, the Museum collaborates with more than 700 museums, libraries, archives and individuals across the world to bring the Story of Texas to life. For more information, visit www.TheStoryofTexas.com or call (866)369-7108.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

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This press release is part of the Not Alone Media Kit

Not Alone educates visitors about human trafficking and gives them a sense of hope and empowerment in combating the issue. View Media Kit