Joe Madison of Sexual Trafficking Opposition of Pearland (STOP) will address the 288 Rotary club on Thursday, July 12 at 730 a.m at the La Madeleine French Cafe (1200 Broadway St #1600, Pearland, TX 77584). STOP recently raised attention when members of their organization spoke out at the City of Pearland’s Planning and Zoning which resulted in a jaw-dropping moment when Madison discussed the website RubMaps. RubMaps is a website where anyone can search for Pearland establishments that allegedly trade sex acts for money. Many Pearland residents can check the website and learn which of these types of establishments might be right by their own home. Madison and his organization argued that women working in these shops were most likely the victims of sex trafficking and were defacto sex slaves working right here in Pearland.
After 25 years in corporate America, Joe Madison left his career to fight human trafficking full-time. In the last few years, he has worked in every stage of the trafficking cycle including awareness, prevention, intervention and survivor and sex-buyer renewal efforts. In this presentation, he will give insight on the issue and draw specific parallels to how it affects the Pearland community and what we can do right here to fight it.
For those interested in efforts to clean up this problem in Pearland please visit STOP’s facebook Page.