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A Local Wayne County Downriver Community – Modern-day Slavery / Drugs, Labor & Underage Sex Trafficking Story – Looking Beneath the Surface "Hands Holding Stephanie" @

Richard A. Sands, retired Professional Investigator, is Board Chair/President of the Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition and current Board Chairman/President and Project Director of the Families Against Narcotics (FAN) Downriver Chapter in Wayne County. Mr. Sands has an associate degree in criminal justice, bachelor degree in pre-law and currently working on his masters' degree, developing a restorative practice project/practicum
for the social justice graduate degree program at Marygrove College.

Richard's 17-year old granddaughter, Stephanie Brown, illegally hired to as an underage dancer, independent contractor, was sex trafficked out of or from a local downriver strip-club in Lincoln Park and later found dead of a fatal drug-overdose in the early morning hours of March 16, 2007. Richard will share his personal story about "Hands Holding Stephanie" and the families, faith-based organizations, politicians, law enforcement and volunteers working together to bring greater awareness, education and provide prevention, protection, prosecution and partnerships. Opportunities for our communities to help make a difference by saving lives and being a voice for the voiceless girls, women, men and boys suffering/dying from labor/sex and drug trafficking, will be the focus of this modern-day slavery event presentation.

There will be plenty of free anti-trafficking information, resources, poster
material, flyers, videos and the "Hands Holding Stephanie" quilt/blanket with
74 other children's stories and signatures from around the country will be on
display for attendees to sign, wanting to "Look Beneath the Surface" and make a difference for our communities safety, health and welfare. 

Modern-Day Slavery Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnership Advocate

Richard A. Sands, Ret. PI

MiRRC - Board Chair & President

Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition

734-771-7251 / Fax: 734-281-4087

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MIRRC is a 501C3 non-profit organization committed to combating human trafficking in the cities, region and state of Michigan. We are a membership coalition. Our Board of Directors: Dr. Sabrina D. Black, MIRRC Board Vice Chair, Linda C. Allen, MIRRC Board Treasurer.

We meet monthly call for times and location. Get on the fast track to learning about being an abolitionist against trafficking and impacting change in our State.

A Local Wayne County Downriver Community – Modern-day Slavery / Drugs, Labor & Underage Sex Trafficking Story

Looking Beneath the Surface "Hands Holding Stephanie" @

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