Update: Because of the winter storm, this event has been postponed to the following Sunday, January 31.
As most Brooklyn Heights residents know, Plymouth Church, at Orange and Hicks streets, has a storied history of opposition to slavery, both under Henry Ward Beecher in the years leading to the Civil War, and in recent times. That tradition continues this coming Sunday, January 24, starting at 12:15 p.m., with “We Are the New Abolitionists”, a program focusing on the problem of human trafficking both in Brooklyn and throughout New York City. The opening address will be by Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney Ken Thompson (photo), whose office has a human trafficking section that has prosecuted cases in Brooklyn. Also on hand will be representatives of Sanctuary for Families and Restore, and the theater group Girl Be Heard will perform “Trafficked”.
The event is free and open to the public.