The Center for Sharing has invited Linda Smith to be the keynote speaker for its 2016 International Women’s Day Celebration.
The event, called “A Better Tomorrow is Possible,” will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Mar. 17 at the Inspire Events Center, 5296 Outlet Dr., Pasco.
Smith, a former congresswoman who represented Washington’s 3rd congressional district from 1995-1999,
is a leader in the global movement to end sex trafficking.
In 1998, while serving in the U.S. Congress, Smith traveled to a notorious brothel district in India, where the hopeless faces of the women and children who had been forced into prostitution, compelled her to start the Shared Hope International. Shared Hope International is a nonprofit organization that works to rescue and restore women and children in crisis.