The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Lake Oswego Branch invites the public to a program on Sex Trafficking of Children in the Portland Area: at 10 a.m. March 8 at Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St., Lake Oswego.

At the event, “Waiting for the Light,” a film produced by the Junior League of Portland, will be shown. The film features insightful interview with victims, social workers and law enforcement personnel that reveal the severity of sex trafficking of children in the Portland metropolitan area.

Maria Whitrock and Natalie Swartzendruber, representatives of CEASE-IT, a group formed to fight sex trafficking of children in the Portland area, will present information and suggest how the community can help in this effort. Amanda Geiger of the Junior League of Portland will attend to answer questions.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

AAUW promotes equity and education for women and girls. The organization is donating $3.7 million in fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2013-2014 academic year. The Lake Oswego branch offers regular educational programs for members and the public. For additional information on the program and AAUW membership contact JoAnn Siebe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-608-2444.

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