Upcoming Local Anti-Human Trafficking Related Events

January 3, 2019

The list of events below is provided by the Human Trafficking Collaborative Network. 

Call for Manuscripts

Human Trafficking of Children and Youth: Protecting the Most Vulnerable Victims of Violence

  • Deadline for submission: May 15, 2019
  • Description: This special issue explores the issues of human trafficking as it relates specifically to children and youth victims. Child trafficking victims, whether labor, sex or organ trafficking, come from all countries and all backgrounds, including girls and boys. They span a range of ages and represent a variety of different races, ethnic groups, and religions. Trafficked children brought into the United States may have been lured with false promises of school and/or work with the opportunity to send money back to their families. Some may have been sold by their families who were tricked into thinking life would be better for their child. U.S. born children trafficked within the U.S. have numerous risk factors which include a history of neglect or abuse, low self-esteem, poverty, and foster care placement. This special issue presents the opportunity to examine this issue both internationally and domestically.


Second Annual Celebration of Hope  

  • January 26, 2019, Sat. 1-3 pm
  • Where: Goldfarb School of Nursing,. 4483 Duncan Ave. St. Louis MO 63110
  • Sponsors: Healing Action, Goldfarb School of Nursing at BJC.
  • Description: We come together to celebrate the hope for the future that victims and survivors will continue to thrive in a world free of exploitation. The event will also highlight the work being done in the region via direct services, legislative/advocacy efforts and community awareness campaigns.
  • Costs: $10 per person. RSVP at www.healingaction.org
  • Further detail: https://www.healingaction.org/events/celebration-of-hope/


Harris Stowe University Human trafficking Awareness Month Event

  • January 26, 2019, Sat. 10 am -12 noon; 12 noon~ networking
  • Where: Harris Stowe University, 3026 Laclede Ave. St. Louis MO 63103
  • Sponsors: Gateways Chapter of Links, Inc. and SIU Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
  • Contact: [email protected] or [email protected]


Screening of Little Stones

  • January 30, 2019, 5 – 6 pm Reception; 6 pm film begins
  • Where: Fontbonne University Lewis Room (basement of library).
  • Fees: $5 donation suggested
  • Sponsor: Center against Human Trafficking and Exploitation, Fontbonne University
  • Contact: [email protected]


HTCN-NCJW Strategic Planning for Successful Advocacy: National, State, and Local Examples of Human Rights and Trafficking Legislation: Part II. Legislative Process: National and Local.

  • January 31,  2019, 4- 5:30 pm. Part II highlights:
  • Introduction to legislative process
  • How is legislation made: a federal example
  • How is legislation made: a local example
  • Where: Washington University Institute for Public Health, Medical School Campus, TAB bldg. 600 S. Taylor, St. Louis MO 63110.
  • Speakers: Jaci Winship, a staff person at the U.S. House of Representatives; and Sarah Wood Martin, Alderwoman, St. Louis, 11th Ward.
  • See attached flyer
  • Sponsors: Human Trafficking Collaborative Network (HTCN); National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW); WU Institute for Public Health; Washington University Brown School Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity; WU Brown School Clark-Fox Policy Institute.
  • Meet & Greet and networking follow. Light refreshments provided. 
  • For more details: https://bit.ly/2zhDf3d
  • Contact: [email protected] or [email protected]


Freedom Network USA Annual Conference

  • March 20-21, 2019
  • Where: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria VA
  • Description: Freedom Network USA will host its 17th annual human trafficking conference on March 20-21, 2019 in Alexandria, VA. Grounding and Growing: Tools for a Powerful Anti-Trafficking Movement, will focus on growing the skill-set of human trafficking professionals while exploring better ways to collaborate toward the collective goal of ending human trafficking.
  • Register: https://freedomnetworkusa.org/conference/
  • Costs: $425 for two days; agenda attached
  • Contact: [email protected]


Global Conference on Human Trafficking and Trauma

  • June 24-25, 2019; abstract deadline, March 30, 2019
  • Where: University of Toronto Mississauga, CANADA
  • Description: Through sharing our collective knowledge and experience, we plan to achieve the following objectives: to foster discussions that will allow us to apply an anti-racism and anti-oppression analysis to current and future policies and services for survivors of human trafficking; to advance a seamless approach to the organization of services for survivors of trauma, mental health issues and addiction; to promote a survivor-centered approach to service organizations; and to explore and develop human trafficking survivor-informed and mutually informed research, policy and services.
  • Sponsors: Family Services of Peel – Peel Institute on Violence Prevention, HEAL Trafficking, and Women and Gender Studies Program, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Costs: $100 to $200
  • Call for Abstracts” Link: https://fspeel.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Call-for-Abstracts_Global-Conference-on-Human-Trafficking-and-Trauma.pdf
  • Conference Link: https://fspeel.org/peel-institute/conferences/\


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