On October 29 at 6:30, NYATN member Ivy Suriyopas will speak on SABANY’s event, Human Trafficking Panel: Spotlight on Forced Labor. Panelists will discuss domestic labor trafficking from the perspectives of corporations, lawyers, and communities. RSVP here.
NYATN member Avaloy Lanning was quoted in The American Prospect‘s “The Hidden Indentured Class.” The article states, in part: “[T]he disproportionate focus on sex trafficking detracts resources from labor-trafficking victims—and takes a direct emotional toll, as well. ‘If you have someone who is being trafficked, and they hear or see a story about human trafficking and all that story talks about is sex,’ says Avaloy Lanning, anti-trafficking program director at the New York-based nonprofit Safe Horizon.” The piece goes on to state: “Avaloy Lanning of Safe Horizon says that’s the common denominator for all trafficking victims, whether they were doing sex work or housekeeping: being wholly controlled by another person is the most difficult part.” Read more….
NYATN is Co-sponsoring a Panel on “New Trends in Human Trafficking: Legislative, Victim Advocacy and Prosecutorial Updates”
On October 30th, the City Bar Justice Center will host a panel, “New Trends in Human Trafficking: Legislative, Victim Advocacy and Prosecutorial Updates,” from 6 to 8 pm.
Featured speakers include:
Sienna Baskin, Co-Director of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center
Laura Matthews-Jolly, Staff Attorney at Immigrant Women & Children Project at the City Bar Justice Center
Kate Mogulescu, Supervising Attorney of Trafficking Victims Advocacy Project at the Legal Aid Society
John Temple, Attorney-in-Charge of Human Trafficking Program at the Manhattan DA’s Office
Moderated by Suzanne Tomatore, Director of the Immigrant Women & Children Project at the City Bar Justice Center
Space is limited. Kindly RSVP by October 25, 2013 with your name and your organization to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details….
NYATN member Ivy Suriyopas, attorney at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, wrote, “Immigration proposals fail to protect all workers,” for The Hill. She wrote in part: “Immigrants’ rights are workers’ rights. The lack of basic employment rights will continue to leave migrants vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, and trafficking by companies that value the bottom line over the dignity of their workers.” Read more….
NYATN members Ivy Suriyopas and Tauno Biltsted at Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and Safe Horizon will speak on a Freedom Week panel, “Breaking the Invisible Shackles: How to Attack Human Trafficking,” on October 9 from 6 to 8 pm at Tishman Auditorium in Vanderbilt Hall at NYU Law School.
The fight against trafficking requires a vast network of people with a variety of skills, from prosecutors punishing traffickers to legislators writing laws to protect victims and advocates working to prevent future exploitation. At this panel, we will have the opportunity to hear from lawyers, FBI agents, policy advocates, social workers, and entrepreneurs. Come learn about the many roles that people play, how their worldviews impact their work, and find out where you fit in.
The 12th Annual Freedom Network Conference will be on April 1 and 2, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. New York had the honor of hosting the conference in 2012. The Freedom Network (USA) was established in 2001 by a group of organizations and individuals who bring decades of experience from a diverse set of backgrounds, such as immigrant women and children’s rights, victim and social services, migrant farm worker advocacy, and human rights activism. Several members of NYATN are also members of the Freedom Network.