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McGlothlin Medical Education Center

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Debunking Misconceptions about Human Trafficking

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By far the most pervasive myth about human trafficking is that it always - or often - involves kidnapping or otherwise physically forcing someone into a situation. This stereotype is perpetuated in the media and in movies like TAKEN. In reality, most-often, human trafficking is a gradual process where most victims are groomed and lured by someone they know who uses control tactics such as alternating affection with tricking, defrauding, manipulating and threats to victims into providing commercial sex or exploitative labor. Our student interns will discuss the disconnect between the media portrayal of human trafficking and the reality of the problem.

This class is part of the 2nd Annual Medical Symposium on Human Trafficking scheduled for February 4 - 8, 2020. For the full list of class offerings, please visit ImPACTvirginia. The Symposium is free and open to the public.

PARKING: Validated parking in the VCU Medical Center Visitor Parking Deck located at 550 N 12th St, Richmond, VA 23298.

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