Human Trafficking: A Rochester Problem, Too

A two-day event addressing human trafficking, a harrowing human rights issue.

Date: January 26, 2017 - January 26, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Basil 135

The conference, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs, Wegmans School of Pharmacy, School of Arts and Sciences, Fisher’s Learning Community Program, and the Religious Studies, English, Sociology/Criminology/Anthropology, Women and Gender Studies, Ethics, and African American Studies Departments, Humanities New York, and Wegmans.

 

 

According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, in 2015 human trafficking occurred in all 50 states. This January, in observance of Human Trafficking Awareness/Prevention Month, a two-day event at St. John Fisher College will address this harrowing human rights issue and its connection to Upstate New York during Human Trafficking: A Rochester Problem, Too.

A series of panels on will address topics including the law enforcement, legal system, health care, and social work issues related to human trafficking and increase awareness of the victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking. It will also explore the prevalence of human trafficking around national sporting events, the tourism industry, and international human trafficking.

The conference, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs, Wegmans School of Pharmacy, School of Arts and Sciences, Fisher’s Learning Community Program, and the Religious Studies, English, Sociology/Criminology/Anthropology, Women and Gender Studies, Ethics, and African American Studies Departments, Humanities New York, and Wegmans. For more information, email Maureen Barry at mbarry@sjfc.edu.