Catholic cycling along human trafficking route to raise awareness

By Jill Kruse-Domeyer
Witness Editorial Assistant

DUBUQUE — As he rides his bicycle from Omaha, Nebraska, to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dubuque area Catholic Kevin Schwendinger is pedaling with a purpose, attempting, with each mile he travels, to raise awareness of the issue of human trafficking.

Schwendinger is trying to be a “witness on the road,” he said, making stops along his 650-mile journey to engage people in discussion and share videos and give presentations about human trafficking at churches and libraries and other area institutions.

“This is an educational effort,” Schwendinger said. “The purpose is to stir some conversation about this because a lot of people think this is not occurring, but we know it is.”

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