Contact: Tony Nassif, 818-848-7522
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IOWA PREVENTING ABUSE CONFERENCE to be held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Friday May 11, 2007. "We need to educate, motivate and activate people to help free the victims and stop the crime", says Tony Nassif president, Cedars Cultural and Educational Foundation.
Dr. Laura Lederer, Senior Advisor to the U.S. State Department, Global Affairs
Senator Sam Brownback, R-Kan., presidential hopeful and sponsor of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act
Noreen Gosch, mother of kidnap victim and originator of the Johnny Gosch Bill. New updates on a dramatic story.
Monique Nelson, Internet expert (Web Wise Kids),
Susan Shriner, U.S. Homeland Security, (ICE).
Ric Lumbard, chairman the Center to Restore Trafficked and Exploited Children (CRTEC) in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Linda Daniels, U.S. Department of Defense.
Presidential candidates from both parties have been invited
When: Friday May 11, 2007
Where: Marriott Hotel, 1200 Collins Road, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration: The $39 conference includes continental breakfast and lunch To Register: Online at www.preventingabuse.org or call 866.454.1776
For interviews: Contact Tony Nassif at 818-848-7522 or firstname.lastname@example.org