The symposium that will take place from 9:00am-2:00pm Pacific Standard Time each day
You may register for one day or both days. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation pop-up that will include the zoom link information. This is a live webinar event, so your zoom link will not work until the time that the event begins. Two days before the event, you will receive a reminder email, and the morning of the event you will receive a final message with the zoom link information again. If you are not receiving these emails, please check your spam folder.
The 2021 Labor Trafficking Symposium features innovators in research, legal/policy work, social services, advocacy, outreach, and grassroots organizing coming together to discuss effective strategies for combatting labor trafficking. Learn from experts and survivor leaders in the field from across the United States who are fighting labor trafficking and serving those impacted by labor trafficking. This symposium goes beyond Labor Trafficking 101 and instead emphasize equipping communities to implement innovative strategies to effect change in their own backyards.
*CEUs will available for this event. Please register each participant separately.
LABOR TRAFFICKING 101
Kristen Bracy, MA, MSW, ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research, I Rise FL, Inc.
A brief overview of labor trafficking in the United States, including definitions, recruitment/control tactics, barriers to identification and exiting, and treatment needs.
LEGAL & POLICY INNOVATIONS TO COMBATLABOR TRAFFICKING
Tamar Foster, Little Hoover Commission
Anh Truong, Rena Shahandeh, Cindy Martinez Lewis, City of LosAngeles Attorney’s Office
District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, Alameda County District Attorney
Panida Rzonca, JD, Thai Community Development Center
The Little Hoover Commission spent more than a year reviewing California state government’s role in identifying and combatting labor trafficking and assisting victims/survivors of this crime. This session will highlight major findings from this research – including obstacles that hinder state efforts to identify labor trafficking cases and barriers that can make it difficult for survivors to access the help or for prosecutors to bring traffickers to justice – and summarize key policy recommendations to help the state improve. We will feature experts who in their day-to-day work are bringing attention to labor trafficking in communities across the state. These experts will highlight innovative criminal justice strategies and public outreach efforts; describe what it takes to encourage and support collaboration among a multi-agency, multi-jurisdiction labor trafficking committee; and share how victim service providers navigate the various support agencies while providing help to their clients.
RESEARCH: USING DATA TO ASSIST HUMANTRAFFICKING VICTIMS
Gonzalo Martinez de Vedia
The McCain Institute for International Leadership
Human trafficking is often “hidden in plain sight.” As a result, comprehensive human trafficking
data can be difficult to obtain. Data is a valuable tool in reaching potential victims of human trafficking, recognizing patterns and tactics of perpetrators, identifying vulnerabilities in industry, and informing an organization’s policies, protocols, and partnerships in serving victims. This presentation will focus on a new and innovative data collection and analysis tool for addressing human trafficking through both internal and public-facing data analysis and visualization dashboards relating to labor trafficking in the U.S. agricultural sector.
RESEARCH: NATIONAL CHILD LABOR TRAFFICKING STUDY
Bandak Lul, MA
ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research State of Texas Attorney General’s Office
Child labor trafficking in the United States has proven to be difficult to research and very little is known about the scope, severity, or common characteristics of child labor trafficking situations. The ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research recently conducted a national study to better understand the scope and characteristics of this critical issue. The cross-sectional study explored 34 child labor trafficking criminal cases in the U.S. between 2011 and 2018. This presentation focuses on the findings of that study and will cover characteristics about the victims, techniques for recruitment and retention used by the traffickers, and recommendations to increase understanding and combat child labor trafficking in the United States.
GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING, INTERVENTION & PREVENTION
Julia Perkins and Nely Rodriguez
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
This presentation will focus on the history of labor trafficking in Immokalee and the grassroots movement that began as a result that has grown to influence that anti-trafficking movement on a national and international level. Presenters will discuss the Fair Food Program and other innovations to prevent and intervene in labor trafficking, and to educate and advocate for laborers in a variety of industries.
SURVIVOR LEADERSHIP PANEL DISCUSSION
Yuri Guerrero, Ingrid Guerrero, Benz Adriano
This panel discussion highlights survivor perspectives and explores experiences and insights relevant to the needs of labor trafficking survivors, how communities can be more proactive in responding and assessing labor trafficking, and considerations for collaborating with survivors.
SERVICE PROVISION & ADVOCACY
Mosaic Family Services
This presentation will discuss the purpose and mission of the programs that serve labor trafficking victims at Mosaic Family Services, the key aspects that make the programs successful, the barriers and challenges that the program has had to overcome, and explore how attendees can develop similar programs in their own communities to serve victims of labor trafficking.
OUTREACH: MULTIDISCIPLINARY OUTREACHAPPROACH TO DAY LABORERS
Bandak Lul, MA
ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research
State of Texas Attorney General’s Office
Arizona has a demand for day laborers who are mostly undocumented immigrants and are hired for one day of work moving, cleaning, tree cutting, construction and other jobs. This presentation will discuss the strategy for outreach, guided by the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to this vulnerable population, and highlight the multidisciplinary approach utilized to provide education and materials about worker’s rights to prevent victimization and further revictimization.