Third Thursday Lunches

Next Third Thursday:  March 21, 2019

Featured Speaker: Amy Leenerts  Human Trafficking 101

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world today. Defined under U. S. Federal Law, human trafficking includes labor trafficking, domestic servitude, and sex trafficking. Child and adult victims are trafficked in every country and in every state in the U.S.  Amy Leenerts is the founder and director of Free2Hope, Inc., a non-profit organization that operates out of Louisville Kentucky. She will teach us what human trafficking is and what it is not, give examples of the warning signs of trafficking, and provide a basis of understanding of its root causes and effects.

Hotel Louisville • 120 West Broadway
corner of Second & Broadway — Free off-street parking
Lunch at 11:30AM • Presentation at 12 noon • Full Buffet $7.00 at the Door
Reservations required by MONDAY before the lunch
RSVP to Pat Geier at (502)609-7985 or

Hotel Louisville • 120 West Broadway (Corner of First & Broadway)
– Free Off-Street Parking –
Buffet Lunch at 11:30 • Presentation at Noon • $7.00 at the Door
Reservations required by MONDAY before the lunch
RSVP to Pat Geier, 502-609-7985,
PLEASE NOTE:  If you make a reservation and then need to cancel, please cancel by the Monday reservation deadline. Failing to do so means that Hotel Louisville prepares more food than we need and we are charged for the meal that is not canceled. We thank you and look forward to seeing you!

Previous presentations available in video

Racial and Socio-Economic Equity Issues in Jefferson County Public Schools”
Shameka Parrish-Wright a “Bail Disruptor” for the Bail Project presents the case against bail.
Originating in the Bronx, NY, the Bail Project is a new non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail
system one person at a time. Louisville has been chosen as one of the first sites to begin this vital work because of its high rates of incarceration and pretrial detention. The Louisville Community Bail Fund opened its office in May. Shameka Parrish-Wright, the Fund’s Bail Disruptor, will explain her unique job and the promises it holds for making a positive impact on poor people.