9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology
4 Science Park, New Haven
Connecticut is not exempt from the modern scourge of human trafficking, which generates an estimated $32 billion a year worldwide. The League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund in its “Shining a Light on Human Trafficking in Connecticut” will explore this crime that is largely hidden from society, addressing issues such as how people fall victim to trafficking, how our government identifies and responds to trafficking and whether our laws are adequate to combat this modern form of slavery.
The conference, co-sponsored by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, features speakers and panelists, including Rep. Elizabeth Ritter, (D-38; Waterford and Montville); Director William Rivera, Multicultural Affairs and Immigration Issues, of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families; Manager Leonela A. Cruz, Project Rescue Anti-Human Trafficking Program, International Institute of Connecticut; FBI Special Agent Wendy Bowersox; and student panelists, who have taken direct action. Susan Campbell, of Partnership for Stronger Communities, is the moderator.
Registration cost: Supporters, $40; general admission, $15; ($20 after Oct. 21 or at the door); and full-time students, $10.
Register online at www.lwvct.org/lwvct-events.html or by mail to: League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, 1890 Dixwell Ave., Suite 203, Hamden, CT 06514-3183. Check payable to LWV Ed. Fund. For more information, call203-288-7996.