Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences Conference
Focus on Human Trafficking
Friday, October 12, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Central Michigan University
Bovee U.C. Terrace Rooms
Topics and Themes
Human trafficking is modern day slavery and a global problem. Human trafficking has been described as the fastest growing low-risk criminal enterprise today. It is a multi-billion-dollar industry, whose victims range from young children to adults. Our one-day conference will provide opportunity for training and workshops, as well as research and resource information sharing among scholars, law enforcement, human rights, and anti-trafficking practitioners/advocates, lawyers, and social workers.
We invite you to join us to learn:
- How to identify human trafficking—red flags or warning lights
- Vulnerable populations: Who are they? What conditions create vulnerability
- Human trafficking in the US
- Trauma-informed responses to human trafficking
- Indigenous communities and human trafficking
- Women and human trafficking, commercial sex
- Child trafficking for sex, labor, marriage, or soldiering
- Risks for refugees and post-disaster communities
- State and national policies/laws on human trafficking
- Human trafficking within a global context
- Combating human trafficking at local, state, and national levels: Best practices
- Gain some awareness and information on how to protect your community, family, patients, students.
Hear from lawmakers and law enforcement, a human trafficking survivor, scholars, and anti-human trafficking practitioners & advocates. Empower yourself and your community.
Registration is closed.
For more information about the conference, contact Dr. Maureen N. Eke
, CMU Department of English Language & Literature, at firstname.lastname@example.org