May 30, 2008

Public Events: Samford To Host Human Trafficking Conference

Photo: Kay Chernush for the U.S. State Department

The U.S. government estimates that between 800,000 and 900,000 people--mostly women and children--are trafficked each year across international borders, with between 18,000 and 20,000 brought into the United States as sex slaves, domestics, garment, and agricultural slaves. Samford will host and co-sponsor a conference on the subject from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 11 (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.) and from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 12. The event will take place in Brock Recital Hall.

The conference -- "A Civil Rights Violation" -- is presented by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Alabama, and will touch on a variety of topics, including human trafficking laws, case studies, resources, forms of trafficking  and how best to implement a human trafficking task force.

Conference registration is $20. Download the event brochure below for registration and schedule details.

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