This year’s speaker for the 2019 Circle of Friends Luncheon is Theresa Flores.
Theresa is a licensed social worker, author, international public speaker, expert on human trafficking, and a survivor, with a story rooted right here in Oakland County.
As a teenager, she was drugged, raped, and trafficked into sexually slavery – a situation she remained in while living at home with her family, completely unaware, in Birmingham.
At the Circle of Friends Luncheon on January 24th, she will share the account of her survival, and of what she’s done since to help rescue other victims of human trafficking. Attendees will receive a copy of her memoir, The Slave Across the Street.
Theresa is also the subject of a short documentary film titled The Girl Next Door – The Story of a Human Trafficking Survivor, available to view for free right now for Amazon Prime members.