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Magdalene Hope holding luncheon to bring attention to human trafficking

Posted at 8:18 AM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 11:34:50-04

Magdalene Hope is hosting a fundraiser on Thursday in hopes of bringing attention to the epidemic of human trafficking.

Women Leaders in Business will be presenting 'Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard' on May 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stockdale Country Club.

Those in attendance will learn how to recognize specific signs, how to help equip friends and family members to be more aware and how to help victims and survivors to keep our children safe.

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Guests include founder and president of Magdalene Hope, Doug Bennett, and human trafficking survivor, Candice Shepard. 23ABC's Tim Calahan and Sgt. William Toler with Bakersfield Police Department's VICE will also be there.

Tickets are $45 per person and proceeds directly benefit Magdalene Hope and those they serve.

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