Concord, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2017) – Carondelet High School kicked off its 2017 Lenten Project today with an all-school assembly featuring guest speakers Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, an alumna of Carondelet, and Tiffany LaVoie of 3Strands Global Foundation, who spoke to students about human trafficking and its prevalence in the Bay Area and throughout the United States.
"The young women of our Spiritual Life Council selected the topic of human trafficking because they recognize this issue as a tragic injustice that must be addressed," said Carondelet's Director of Campus Ministry Lacy Matthews. "Our faith teaches us that all people have dignity and deserve the right to live safe and flourishing lives."
Today's assembly was the first step in educating students about what human trafficking is, who is affected by it and how to recognize the signs of perpetrators and victims.
"Human trafficking is modern-day slavery," said LaVoie, Director of Education for 3Strands Global, whose mission is to mobilize communities to combat human trafficking through prevention education and reintegration programs. "We want to raise modern-day abolitionists."