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Engaging in Partnership: Addressing Racial Equity in Communities Vulnerable to Human Trafficking
January 25, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
In recognition of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign and the DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships are hosting a virtual panel to discuss the racial disparities related to human trafficking crimes, highlighting the impact on youth and vulnerable communities. The content of this event is best suited for individuals working in faith-based and community-serving organizations, especially those serving youth and/or minority audiences. Also, those working in minority- serving higher education institutions, as well as federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial entities serving youth and/or minority audiences. Panelists will discuss the following topics: • Vulnerabilities of youth and marginalized communities • Intersection of social media and human trafficking risks • Racial inequities associated with trafficking-related crimes • Available resources to help with youth prevention and education opportunities
Our featured speakers include: • Melissa Rogers, Executive Director, White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships • Rev. Dr. Que English, Director, HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships • Staca Shehan, Vice President, Analytical Services Division, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) • Ms. Lisa C. Williams, Author, Philanthropist, Founder/Principal Consultant, The Centre for HOPE (Helping Other People Excel), podcast host Front Porch Conversations • Dr. Sharon Cooper, President and CEO, Developmental & Forensic Pediatrics, P.A., Development and Forensic Pediatrician, Executive Producer Not Just Pictures