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Let’s Talk: Understanding the Link Between Race and Human Trafficking

Understanding the Link Between Race and Human Trafficking - June 17 2021 7:30PM-9PM

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021

Time: 7:30-9:00 PM EDT

Location: Online – REGISTER

Description: Human trafficking can happen to anyone; however, young people in underrepresented communities are disproportionally victimized.  Please join ATI for a live webinar, Understanding the Link Between Race and Human Trafficking, the second in our Let’s Talk series.  Hear from leaders, experts, and survivors Tina Frundt, Shandra Woworuntuand Sabrina Lopez as they discuss their experiences and factors that make youth in communities of color especially vulnerable to human trafficking, as well as explore solutions that are relevant for culturally diverse communities. 

Portrait of Tina Frundt

About Our Panelist Tina Frundt: Tina Frundt is a leading figure in the crusade to raise awareness about the commercial sexual exploitation of children.  Ms. Frundt, herself a trafficking survivor, founded Courtney’s House in 2008, where she and her organization helped over 2,000 victims escape from human trafficking to find a new life.  She currently trains law enforcement and non-profit groups to assist and provide resources to victims.  In 2015 she was appointed to the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.

Portrait of Shandra Woworuntu

About Our Panelist Shandra Woworuntu:  Shandra Woworuntu is an international advocate and leader in the fight against human trafficking. Shandra was a banker and money market trader in Indonesia who escaped political turbulence and religious persecution in her native country, Indonesia, to work in the U.S. only to be kidnapped and sold.  She evaded her captors and collaborated with law enforcement to arrest them.  Shandra founded Mentari in 2014 to mentor and empower survivors of trafficking in their reintegration into society.  In 2015 she was appointed to the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, and to OSCE’s first International Survivors of Trafficking Advisory Council in January of 2021.

Portrait of Sabrina Lopez

About Our Panelist Sabrina Lopez:  Sabrina Lopez is the founder of Girl, Speak Up!, a survivor-led organization that amplifies the voice of women who have been victimized by human trafficking, and educates the public through their testimonies.  The organization is dedicated to building and creating safe spaces for women, and will soon open its first drop-in center to provide survivors with access to mentors, food, clothing, and shelter.

Save the Date!

ATI’s Anti-Trafficking Conference

Saturday, October 9, 2021

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Mark your calendars for one of ATI’s most exciting offerings this year—the 2021 Anti-Trafficking Conference!  Our line-up of expert speakers and topics will provide youth, parents, guardians, and community members with the tools to keep you and your loved ones safe from exploitation.

Who should attend?

Youth, parents, teachers, and those on the frontlines of combatting human trafficking.  Bring your questions and join us from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Details and RSVP information will be provided as the conference date approaches!

Let’s Talk: Human Trafficking in the Age of COVID

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Did you miss this Let’s Talk event?  Watch the recording on our YouTube channel here!

Description: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of students around the nation are not yet attending school for in-person, full-time instruction. With greater downtime, as well as more time spent online, they’re left open to increased vulnerabilities.

Bill Woolf, Anti-Trafficking International’s founder and U.S. Department of Justice Director of Human Trafficking Programs, joined us for a discussion about how the Covid-19 pandemic has put our teens at risk.

Discussion included:
– an analysis of the current state of human trafficking during the pandemic
– the increased risk factors associated with the lockdowns
– tips for keeping young people safe while online during this time
– warning signs and red flags that a young person might be being groomed for trafficking

Mar 18, 2021 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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