Human Trafficking 101: Wise Up! (For Adults)
Sun, January 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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The sexual exploitation and trafficking of youth is on the rise, especially online. Let’s reach our youth before traffickers do.
About this Event
Reports of youth sex trafficking have increased during Covid. Youth are spending more and more time online, and traffickers are becoming increasingly savvy in utilizing social media, video gaming and other platforms to groom and exploit.
The Episcopal Diocese of New York Task Force Against Human Trafficking seeks to equip parents and other adults with information aimed at keeping youth safe.
Human Trafficking 101: Wise Up!
An interactive Zoom training for adults on Sunday, January 31, from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. All youth are susceptible to online sexual exploitation and trafficking, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Learn about the different forms of human trafficking, signs to look for, and how to ensure our youth are staying safe online.
Facilitated by Katherine Pratty
Katherine Pratty is a specialist in Human Rights Education, Education Policy, and Human Trafficking. She is a graduate of New York University, where she facilitated numerous Human Trafficking Trainings and Prevention Education Curriculum Workshops. While in school Katherine became the first United Nations Representative of UNITAS North America at the NGO Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons. She now serves on CSTIP’s Steering Committee as Voices4Freedom’s United Nations Principle Representative.
Featuring guest speaker Melanie Thompson
Melanie Thompson is a survivor of child sex trafficking, speaker, activist, and leader in the global fight to end sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Melanie has testified before numerous legislatures about the need to pass strong anti-trafficking laws and ending the arrests of sex trafficked and prostituted children and people in the sex trade. She is a student at Hunter College of the City University of New York and Youth Outreach Coordinator for the Coalition in Trafficking Against Women. Melanie plans to open a non-profit organization to assist victims of trafficking and foster care.
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