Creating Connections to Combat Human Trafficking: Global to Local Perspectives
Saturday, November 15 9:00am-5:00pm
Snyder/Phillips Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI
Registration Deadline: October 15
A wide array of community organizations and Michigan State University departments have partnered to create a day of awareness that will foster community action in the fight against Human Trafficking. Human Trafficking is a form of modern day slavery where people are recruited through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purposes of forced labor, sexual exploitation, or both. It is one of the largest and fastest-growing criminal enterprises in the world, directly affecting as many as 27 million women, children, and men in the United States and worldwide. The creation of connections across organizations and institutions is vital to combating fundamental practices that allow for the trafficking of human beings. This conference seeks to:
• Raise awareness about current human trafficking issues
• Highlight anti-trafficking organizational initiatives
• Provide a forum for further education about the realities of trafficking
• Inspire active engagement to tackle human trafficking in our communities
Conference events will include keynote presentations by Bridgette Carr, Andy Soper, Jane White, and a representative from the United Nations, with special breakout sessions featuring the work of local and mid-Michigan non-profits and service groups.
A full schedule of events is available at the website. This conference is free and open to the public and will include lunch at the Snyder/Phillips Gallery. Registration is required, and can be completed through the website (link to eventbrite).
Special Pre-Conference Event:
Documentary Screening and Discussion of Not My Life www.notmylifedvd.com/
Friday, November 14 5:00-7:00pm Snyder/Phillips Hall Theatre. This event is free and open to the public and does not require advance registration.
Special thanks to the following organizations for their efforts in coordinating the CHT14 Conference: ZCMCA (Zonta Club of the Michigan Capitol Area), GLUNA (Greater Lansing United Nations Association), GenCen (Center for Gender in Global Context) at MSU, AAUW (American Association of University Women), and members of the Michigan Human Trafficking Taskforce