TALKS WITH TOM BREAKFAST
Friday May 26, 2017 | 7:30am – 8:30am
The Vancouver Club
Light Breakfast Buffet
Human trafficking is often an overlooked problem, but a truly complex one. Did you know that…
- Trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world and in Canada
- An estimated 21 million people are trafficked around the world
- The trafficking of humans is a $32 billion industry
Trafficking is both a LOCAL and a GLOBAL problem –
Come discuss local efforts to battle trafficking in our city with three phenomenal panelists!
Mary-Lee Bouma, REED (Resist Exploitation, Embrace Dignity)
Cathy Peters, international anti-human trafficking advocate
Phil Reilly, International Justice Mission
Mary-Lee Bouma is Director of Education & Development at REED – a Vancouver-based organization standing with and for sexually exploited women and firmly against the demand for paid sex.
Cathy Peters has been raising awareness to the issue of human trafficking for the last 4 years. She has personally written, emailed and communicated with every city council and police agency in BC, has spoken to the Premier, the Minister of Justice, the Solicitor General, and most MLAs.
Phil Reilly is Director of Development and Mobilization for IJM BC, a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world, focusing – among other issues – on human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Program – 7:45 – 8:30am
Light breakfast – from 7:30am onwards
7am – Coffee before breakfast – Just for you Earlybirds!
Tickets $21.50 each – Table $172
City in Focus’ mantra is to care for the soul of the city through conversation, connection and compassion. At this event we will explore ways in which our urban landscape shapes and defines our spirit and relationships with one another. Vancouver has a reputation for being a lonely and a sometimes isolating city. Charles Montgomery will address these issues through the lens of urban design, architecture and behavioural economics. Our hope is that attendees will be challenged and inspired to reflect on ways in which they can create community and connectedness in their own lives.
Charles Montgomery creates transformative conversations about cities, science and human well-being. Charles is an award-winning author. He helps planners, city builders and regular people find new ways to see and change the world around them. He and his team also create participatory programs where people use their own cities as laboratories. His latest book, Happy City, looks at how lessons from psychology, neuroscience and design activism can help all of us fix broken cities and improve our lives. (Read the review in the New York Times.)
Please join us for the 52nd annual BC Leadership Prayer Breakfast 2018, on a date TBD.
This annual event attracts over 1,000 people from all walks of life: public servants, business leaders, non-profit organizations and students. Together, we offer support and prayer for those who serve in elected positions in our community at municipal, provincial, federal and international levels. A Q&A session held after the breakfast concludes the morning program.
Moreover, the Provincial Leaders Dinner is a special gathering of the faith community on the eve of the BC Leadership Prayer Breakfast. It is an occasion for people of faith and for those who support the Prayer Breakfast to come together in an intimate setting in order to share dinner and conversation.