7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Rev. Becca Stevens will speak on the care of human trafficking survivors. The conference is sponsored by St. Ambrose, the Catholic Diocese of Davenport, The Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, Genesis Medical Center, the Congregation of Humility of Mary, the Center for Active Nonviolence and Peacemaking, and advocacy groups Breaking Traffik and Attacking Traffic.
Cost: $10 (open to all; social workers will receive continuing education units.) Registration is limited.
St. Alban's Episcopal Church (for reservations)
563/386-4087 or by email
The Rogalski Center is located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street.
An Episcopal priest, Stevens founded Magdalene (1997), a residential program for women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction, and Thistle Farms (2001), a social enterprise run by the women of Magdalene. Employing nearly 50 residents and graduates, Thistle Farms produces a line of natural bodycare products, and has a paper and sewing studio, as well as a café.
Stevens has been featured in the New York Times and the Huffington Post, and on ABC World News, NPR, PBS and CNN. In 2011, the White House honored Stevens as one of 15 Champions of Change for violence against women. Recently inducted into the Tennessee Women's Hall of Fame, Stevens launched the first Thistle Farms national conference in 2013, welcoming attendees from more than 30 states. A prolific writer, her latest book, The Way of Tea & Justice: Rescuing the World's Favorite Beverage from its Violent History, will be released this year. Stevens lives in Nashville, Tenn., with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, and their three sons.