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Uniting to End Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking and the Opioid Crisis Webinar
When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 2:30pm ET
Human Trafficking Webinar Series
As many of you know, January has been recognized as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. You likely have events and programs occurring in your own communities, but we wanted to provide you an opportunity to learn more from the comfort of your office. We have assembled a small webinar series of amazing speakers that will share in a three part series their own experiences and expertise as it relates to the anti-human trafficking efforts.
Consider joining us for one, two, or all three of the webinars, each of which touches on a unique and important aspect of this work. We will delve into the very start of this movement by taking a critical look at how the TVPA was crafted and the ramifications this has on our work today. We will highlight how dual agencies have likely been seeing survivors of human trafficking, and what service provision within our agencies can look like for these clients. And lastly, we will discuss how we as advocacy agencies can engage and elevate our relationships with government officials to increase our impact and support of survivors.
Navigating the Trafficking Victim’s Protection Act: History, Implementation, and Implications
When: Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm ET
The Trafficking Victim’s Protection Act is the cornerstone piece of federal legislation that defines, details prosecution of, and sets the nation-wide prevention strategy for human trafficking. The formation of this massive law has a long history dating back over one hundred years, is rife with hot button political issues, and contains crucial language that impacts how all providers are expected to respond to this crime. Join this webinar as we trace the history of the Trafficking Victim’s Protection Act, the debate that went into its creation, and the broader implications that it has on our work. Listeners will walk away with knowledge on the inner workings of this law and a larger sense of its social ramifications.
With guest trainer Oliana Luke from Our VOICE.
Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking in a Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Agency
When: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm ET
Join us to talk about how advocacy and case management for survivors of human trafficking can look at dual agencies. We know that the survivors we serve don’t always share the full breadth of their experiences, and as advocates we need to ensure we are able to support every person who walks through our door, no matter what they choose to bring forward.
With guest trainer Shawna Pagano from Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center.
Talking With Local Government About Wicked Problems
When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm ET
This webinar will be an opportunity to work through how we as advocate agencies can engage with our local government. A comprehensive and wrap around response to human traffic requires multi-agency and community member engagement and it is crucial to work with local government to improve our services to survivors. Bring your questions, past experiences and concerns to this discussion as we collectively work through the tough questions of government participation.
With guest trainer Margaret Henderson from the UNC Chapel Hill School of Government.
Save my Seoul Screening
When: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7:00pm ET
Where: Raleigh at Regal North Hills Stadium
Our friends at Polaris are screening a new film called Save My Seoul followed by a panel discussion on the evening of February 8th at 7:00 PM. The event will be held in Raleigh at Regal North Hills Stadium and we’d love to see you there!
The film explores the reality of human trafficking in Seoul, South Korea, and the panel discussions will center around parallels between trafficking in South Korea and the U.S. There will also be discussion about modern day human trafficking in the U.S. and specifically in North Carolina. If you’re interested and available to come, please reserve your seats at the following link polarisproject.org/communityevents and feel free to invite others.