Carol Hamilton Dimopoulos is a graduate of University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign) ’66 with a major in Foods/Business and minor in Journalism. She worked as a reporter for the Champaign-Urbana News Gazette, and as a medical editor for M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX. After her 3 children were born, she traveled the world with her husband’s work and settled in Bethlehem, PA where she became a volunteer for a non-profit regional youth ballet, Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. She served as Board President and CEO for 10 years for that organization. Six years ago Carol and Harry moved to Naples, FL where they became members and volunteers at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church and 3 years ago for the newly-formed Christian Rights and Freedom Institute. Carol is honored to be a contributor on their behalf to OCN.
Astonished audience members listened in rapt attention to the recent panel discussion Tuesday, December 6 at 3:30 p.m. on ‘The Horrors of Human Trafficking” at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport Road North, Naples, sponsored by the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute.
Most were shocked to learn that Florida ranks third in the United States in such trafficking; even more astonishing was the fact that nearby Immokalee, FL is considered a “hot spot” for trafficking. The discussion included personal stories of exploitation, what is being done to curb trafficking from a law enforcement perspective, and illustrations of how to identify the victims and how to help.
Distinguished participants bringing their expertise to this discussion included Peabody Award Winning WGCU-FM Radio News Director Amy Tardif, St. Matthew’s House CEO Rev. Vann R. Ellison, and Director of the Human Trafficking Resource Center at Florida Gulf Coast University Dr. Johnny McGaha. The panel was moderated by Fr. Philemon Patitsas, St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church. The event was followed by a vigorous question and answer session which ended well beyond the time limits due to interest in learning more about this tragic and growing problem.
Watch the Video: “The Horrors of Human Trafficking
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Christian Rights and Freedom Institute’s next event will be on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. Robert A. Levy, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CATO Institute, will explore “The Constitution, Religious Freedom, and the Right to Exclude Customers” at St. Katherine Parish Hall, 7100 Airport Road North, Naples, FL. This event will be followed by a Q&A Session and a Wine & Cheese New Year Welcome Party for subscribers. All current subscribers are encouraged to bring an interested friend. Fee for the single lecture is $10 and $30 for the April 1 Symposium (Both are free for subscribers; subscription cost is $40 for the season for individuals and $60 for couples).
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