AAUW to meet November 20

Barbara Stewart

Lori Regnier, Vice-President of the Starbright Foundation, will be the guest speaker at the Southeast Valley Branch of AAUW’s (American Association of University Women) on November 20, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Oakwood Country Club Ballroom.

Ms. Regnier will be presenting on modern day slavery and the increase of sex trafficking in our community. She presents all over the Valley and teaches us about the ever-present dangers of social media and cell phones and brings us up to date on the increase of the dark world of sex trafficking of children and how we can make a difference in these precious lives. She works with law enforcement to help children victims of sex trafficking, infant to 17 years old, and the recovery of missing children and runaways.

Lori Regnier was chosen as one of Arizona’s top “Women of Courage” for her efforts in raising awareness on issues and protecting child victims who have suffered with little or no hope. She is co-owner of Defense Department, LLC, realtor at Glass House International Real Estate and owner-operator of Plaza Productions Dance and Gymnastic Academy.

The Starbright Foundation offers free services to victims of trafficking and family members and is connected to many community organizations that reach out to children in need.

Since 1881, The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW has a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches and 600 college/university institutional partners. AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women. The AAUW invites all who hold an associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university to join.

For further information on this program or membership, go to http://southeastvalley-az.aauw.net.