Attend These Academic Human Trafficking and Exploitation Events this Winter and Spring

January 15, 2020

Several national, international, and St. Louis organizations and associations are coming together to offer free community and virtual seminars on human trafficking and humans right throughout winter and spring 2020.  Taking place in St. Louis and Jefferson City, attendees will learn about legislation, violence, and bringing awareness to the reality of human trafficking.  Below are a list of events taking place from February to April.

Advocacy Done Right: 2020 Policy Series on Human Trafficking and Human Rights. Part I.
  • When: February 20 (Thurs), 2020, 4:00-5:30pm
  • Where: Washington University Institute for Public Health (Medical campus), 600 S. Taylor, 2nd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Description: Part I compares the health care system and legislation relating to human trafficking and similar forms of violence between Missouri and Texas.
  • Free | RSVP Here

AMWA-PATH-HTCN LIFT Training for Healthcare Providers and Advocates:
  • When: February 22 (Sat), 2020, 8:30am-1:00pm
  • Where: Washington University Institute for Public Health (Medical campus), 600 S. Taylor, 2nd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Description: CME-accredited training curriculum to give health care professionals, social service providers, and community advocates in-depth training about human trafficking. The LIFT series highlights the scope and reach of human trafficking in the U.S., equips participants to recognize the signs of trafficking, and provides connections to trustworthy local resources. Lunch provided.
  • Free CME | RSVP Here || Non-physicians without CME | RSVP Here
  • Happy hour in conjunction with Policy Series Part I. Feb 21 (Fri), 5 pm. Place TBA.
Advocacy Done Right: 2020 Policy Series on Human Trafficking and Human Rights. Part II.
  • When: March 19 (Thurs), 2020, 4:00-5:30pm
  • Where: Washington University Institute for Public Health (Medical campus), 600 S. Taylor, 2nd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Description: Part II dives into existing Safe Harbor laws to lean from other states’ successful strategies for legislation and implementation process.
  • Free | RSVP Here
Advocacy Done Right: 2020 Policy Series on Human Trafficking and Human Rights. Part III.
  • When: April 16 (Thurs), 2020, 4:00-5:30pm
  • Where: Washington University Institute for Public Health (Medical campus), 600 S. Taylor, 2nd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Description: In collaboration with MO-CATE, a community service provider panel in Part III will analyze gaps in legislative effort and implementation and attempts to make achievable recommendations, relating to HT and similar forms of violence.
  • Free | RSVP Here
MO-CATE What Would It take Conference
  • When: April 23 (Thurs) 2020, 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Where: TBD
  • Save-the-date. Details will follow from MO-CATE. Contact: [email protected]
    St. Louis World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
  • When: July 24 (Fri), 2020, 9:30am-2pm
  • Where: Washington University Brown School Hillman Hall Clark-Fox Forum (Danforth campus). Wrighton Way Hoyt Dr. off Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
  • The Second Annual Conference in honor of the United Nation’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (July 30, 2020). The overall objective is to bridge local trafficking agenda to evidence-based global trafficking information. This year’s emphasis is gender-based violence for all genders.
MO-CATE St. Louis Regional Community Network Meeting
  • When: January 16 (Thurs) 2020, Meeting 9:30-11:00am: Workshop 11:am-12pm
  • Where: 4401 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109
NCJW Human Trafficking Awareness Committee Meeting
  • When: January 16, 2020, 1:15-2:15 pm
  • Where: NCJW St. Louis office, 295 N. Lindberg Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141
  • Must contact for invitation; correspondence: [email protected]
2020 Sex Trafficking Awareness Event at the Capitol
  • When: January 21 (Tues), 2020, 8am- 2pm. Networking event 8 am–12 noon; lunch 12 noon- 1 pm; Rally: 1-2pm.
  • Where: Missouri State Capitol Rotunda, Third floor. 201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City , MO 65101
  • Description: This is an annual sex trafficking awareness event in honor of the National Human Trafficking Awareness Month and Day (January 11). This year marks the final year organized by Sen. Nasheed’s office.
State-Wide CATE Meeting
  • When: February 28 (Fri) 2020, 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Where: 217 Oscar Drive A., Jefferson City, MO 65101
  • When: January 21 (Tues.) 2020, 11:00 am PT, 1 pm CT, 2 pm ET (60 min.)
  • Description: Securing employment that provides economically secure wages can be a significant challenge for individuals who face obstacles to employment due to a lack of credentials, a criminal record, or care taking responsibilities. When job local opportunities are out of reach, how can survivors generate income? Working as an independent contractor may be an option. It can allow survivors to utilize their skills, build their confidence as well as a resume, provide flexibility and control, and perhaps even lead to the development of
  • Free Webinar | Register Here

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