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Panel on “Children Migrating Alone and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act”

Update: Register for this event!  See “Children Should Not Have to Choose between Being Trafficked or Extreme Violence” or “The Freedom Network’s Response to the Current Influx of Unaccompanied Children to the U.S.-Mexico Border

NYATN, Committee on Immigration & Nationality Law, Council on Children, and the City Bar Justice Center are co-sponsoring “Children Migrating Alone and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act,” a panel on Wednesday, October 29 at 6 pm.  This will be a panel discussion on the intersections of unaccompanied youth and human trafficking.  Space is limited, so kindly RSVP by October 24, 2014 to lberger@nycbar.org with your name and organization.

Report: Understanding the Organization, Operation, and Victimization Process of Labor Trafficking in the United States

A new report by the Urban Institute, “Understanding the Organization, Operation, and Victimization Process of Labor Trafficking in the United States,”  was just released and is only the third government-funded study on the issue of human trafficking into labor.  “This study chronicles the experiences of labor trafficking victims from the point of recruitment for work, their forced labor victimization, their attempts to escape and get help, and their efforts to seek justice through civil or criminal cases. The report finds that legal loopholes and lax enforcement enable labor traffickers to commit crimes against workers in major US industries: agriculture, domestic work, hotels, restaurants, and construction.”  Articles have shared highlights of the report, such as, “How the Crime of Labor Trafficking Helps Cities Run” and “Slave Labor in America Today,”  Read more….

New York Law School’s Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Advocates’ Perspectives and Proposals Symposium

Update: Videos of each of the panels are available here!

NYATN members Ivy O. Suriyopas, Juhu Thukral, and Florrie Burke will speak at New York Law School’s Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Advocates’ Perspectives and Proposals symposium on Friday, October 10, 2014.  This event “will address human trafficking in its broadest meaning, as a form of exploitation growing from economic inequalities and both domestic and global migration to seek better work and a better life which has special risks for women and children.”  Mark your calendars and register today!

Sex Work Initiative this Fall 2014 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

NYATN steering members Sienna Baskin and Kate Mogulescu will be speaking this fall at various events this fall, including a panel on “System Responses to the Sex Work Industry” on October 22, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  This initiative approaches sex work and the sex industry broadly, including unconventional perspectives, and sparks conversations about the wide range of social, cultural, and economic issues that shape sex workers’ lived experiences.  Read more….

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