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Human Trafficking Awareness Panel at UDC-DCSL

Friday, September 30, 2011   (0 Comments)
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Audrey Roofeh
Audrey Roofeh,
Program Specialist at Polaris Project

UDC-DCSL hosted the Human Trafficking Awareness Panel today to discuss human trafficking legal cases, bills pending in Congress to stop human trafficking, and tips for combating human trafficking.

Jennifer Blemur, 3L, gave a brief introduction of each panelist. Afterward, Audrey Roofeh, Program Specialist with the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at Polaris Project, discussed differences between sex trafficking and labor trafficking, human trafficking networks in the United States, and how traffickers are able to exploit their victims’ vulnerabilities. Professor Kristina Campbell, Director of the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic at UDC-DCSL, discussed driving around Virginia and Arizona to interview migrant workers who might be exploited by farm labor contractors. Jordan Kaye Terry, 2L, a Policy Manager for FAIR Fund and a former Law Enforcement Officer, discussed H.R. 2370: Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Human Trafficking Act of 2011. The bill, introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), would help state child welfare agencies prevent human trafficking of children.

 
Kristina Campbell
Professor Kristina Campbell discusses
human trafficking of migrant workers
Jordan Terry
Jordan Kaye Terry, 2L, discusses H.R. 2370
 

If you have any tips about a potential case of human trafficking call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-3737-888.Also, the DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk will take place on the National Mall on October 22, 2011.

The panel was sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Black Law Students Association, Muslim Law Students Association, American Constitution Society, Law Review, Latino/a Law Students Association, Christian Law Society.

 


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