Human trafficking is defined by Polaris Project as sex acts, or labor or services that are induced through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Unfortunately, Louisville and Kentuckiana are facing increasing rates of human trafficking. In fact, there are more slaves today than at any point in human history, including the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and many of them are children. Read more about human trafficking here.
In response to this widespread atrocity, the University of Louisville Women’s Center and the Women 4 Women Student Board are hosting the fourth annual conference in January, which is human trafficking awareness month. The event will be held on January 22nd, and will feature experts on human trafficking from the Ohio Valley who will speak about the problem and ongoing efforts to stop the crisis:
- Two survivors from Thistle Farms out of Nashville
- Rus Funk, the Executive Director of Menswork
- Carl Ralston, the President and Founder of Remember Nhu
Come out to this FREE event, and learn how to get involved. In addition to hearing from and talking to our speakers, we will host a variety of non-profits who are always looking for eager volunteers and supporters.
Please register above (it's free!) so we know how many people to expect. If you would like to, we are kindly accepting donations under the second option to help offset the cost of the conference.