Sex trafficking to be topic of AAUW meeting


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Posted Online: Jan. 31, 2013, 11:21 pm
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Maggie Tinsman of Bettendorf, a former Iowa state senator, will present a program about sex trafficking in the Quad-Cities to the Rock Island-Moline Branch of the American Association of University Women at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Butterworth Center, 1105 8th St., Moline.

The free meeting is open to the public.

Sex trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which girls younger than 18 are forced into prostitution. Saturday's program will focus on the trafficking of girls ages 11 to 14.

While a state senator, Ms. Tinsman drafted human trafficking laws in 2005 that were passed in 2006. She also founded a Quad Cities Human Trafficking Project task force, the predecessor to the new Braking Traffik organization.




















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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