Human Trafficking: Beyond Awareness with Primary Prevention
About this Event
North Carolina consistently ranks in the top ten for calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month to bring attention to this issue.
Despite the prevalence of human trafficking and increased awareness of the problem in our community confusion and misperceptions around root causes and prevention strategies remain. The Poe Center’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Conferences presented in partnership with the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault will address this knowledge gap. The conference will elevate the conversation past basic awareness, provide a deeper understanding of human trafficking, educate conference attendees about primary prevention strategies, and empower them to make an impact.
In September, there will be an online VIP Social & Poe Center Annual Meeting to kick things off followed by two days of Keynote Addresses and Panel Discussions, held online.
One ticket provides access to all three events plus a conference swag packet!
Once you get your tickets, you will get information on how to access each day's online, live-streamed event.
Conference Events (Online):
Monday, September 21 VIP Event, Poe Center Annual Meeting, and Beehive Exhibit Unveiling 6:00pm-7:30pm
Tuesday, September 22 Keynote Speaker and Panel 11:30am-1:30pm
Wednesday, September 23 Keynote Speaker and Panel 7:30am-9:30am
Deborah A. Gibbs, MSPH, Senior Analyst, RTI International has been leading research in human trafficking within the United States since 2009, with an emphasis on trafficking of children and youth. As a leading researcher and expert, her informative and engaging keynote will address definitions of human trafficking, common misperceptions surrounding trafficking, specific strategies for prevention of trafficking victimization, and the larger societal agenda for prevention.
In her Keynote speeches, she will cover:
- Basic definitions of human trafficking, especially as they relate to children and youth
- Common misperceptions surrounding trafficking
- Specific strategies for prevention of trafficking victimization
- Larger societal agenda for prevention