September 30, 1:30-2:45 Freedom Week Kick Off Event

To be held in front of Apex Police Department, 205 Saunders St (Prayer gathering to immediately follow presentation)

Chief Letteney, Mayor Lance Olive, Project Fight’s Elizabeth Hunter, Apex PD’s Victim Advocate and Shield North Carolina’s Nicole Bernard will present on the town’s response to human trafficking.

October 2 Apex Night Out

Apex Friendship High School (7801 Humie Olive Rd Apex NC)

Shield North Carolina will be providing information on identifying and responding to human trafficking

October 3 Internet Crimes Against Children Presentation 6:00-7:30

Apex Police Department Training Room (205 Saunders St)

Apex Detective MacMonagle and Natalie Riche from the Department of Justice will present on internet crimes against children and how to help keep children safe from online predators.

October 5 Screening of the documentary Resilience 6:00-8:00

Hope Chapel Church (6175 Old Jenks Rd)

Resilience explores the science of adverse childhood experiences and trauma as well as how those events can affect vulnerability and future health outcomes. A panel of experts from SafeChild, the YMCA and the Center for Child and Family Health will follow the documentary to present ways in which trauma can create vulnerabilities for trafficking and local agency responses to preventing, identifying, and treating trauma as it relates to child abuse and exploitation.

October 19 Human Trafficking 101 6-8 Hope Chapel 1675 Old Jenks Rd. Apex