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Sun, Jan 21


Trinity Lutheran Church & Schools

4th Soil Parent Gathering: Social Media

Dessert & Conversation. This night is about learning and building a support system for parents.

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4th Soil Parent Gathering: Social Media
4th Soil Parent Gathering: Social Media

Time & Location

Jan 21, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Trinity Lutheran Church & Schools, 6215 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036, USA


All parents and children (pre-k through high school) are invited to join the 4th Soil Team for a special presentation by Professor Kirsten Foot, PhD about social media and kids.  Dr. Foot has been teaching about communications and social media at the UW and now is the CEO of the nonprofit Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST).

Desserts will be served at 6 PM, and after a time of eating and fellowship, children 7th grade and below will head to the Youth Room (rm 201) upstairs for a supervised time of activities. Teenagers will join the parents for the presentation and discussion. 

This night is about learning and building a support system among parents.  With “social media” being just one of the challenges parents face today, a system of support is not just helpful, but is integral in building a redundant community of support and resources for our children and teens.  

Please RSVP by January 15.



Kirsten Foot, PhD, CEO & Executive Director of Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST)

Dart Endowed Professor of Trauma, Journalism, and Communication, University of Washington (On leave 2023-2024)

Over the course of her career, Kirsten has been employed by and consulted for organizations in the public, private, and civil society sectors, across the US and in several other countries. Kirsten is passionate about ending exploitation and excels at identifying and cultivating effective organizational and collaborative practices for countering human trafficking. While a full-time professor of communication at the University of Washington, Kirsten engaged in action-oriented research to counter human trafficking for over fifteen years, leading international teams of experts from academia, government agencies, businesses, and nonprofits to co-produce practical knowledge and implement it. She created and taught courses on computer-mediated communication, multisector collaboration, organizational communication, and technology in society, as well as on human trafficking.

As the CEO and Executive Director of BEST, Kirsten leverages her expertise to guide organizations’ leaders and equip them with tools to implement socially responsible strategies for halting human trafficking and ultimately preventing it. Kirsten is the author or editor of four books, including the award-winning Collaborating Against Human Trafficking: Cross-Sector Challenges and Practices. She earned a B.S. in Communication from Northwestern University, a M.A. in Intercultural Studies from the Wheaton College Graduate School, and a PhD in Communication from the University of California San Diego. Kirsten and her husband live in Edmonds and are the proud parents of a happy young adult. Learn more about her.

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