Archive for January, 2015

NYATN to Speak at Seton Hall Legislative Journal Symposium

The Seton Hall Legislative Journal (Vol. 39) invites you to attend its annual Symposium, which will reflect on the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment and whether or not U.S. legislation is living up to the amendment with respect to modern-day forms of slavery.

Distinguished panelists will explore the root causes of human trafficking and its impact on different groups, as well as analyze and assess legislative responses to trafficking in its various forms. The event will culminate with a keynote dinner at the Newark Club.

Confirmed speakers include:

Wanda Akin and Raymond Brown
Founders, International Justice Project

Shana Chen
Assistant United States Attorney, District of New Jersey

Sophia Lane
New Jersey Statewide Coordinator, Polaris Project

Beth Lyon
Director, Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic, Villanova Univ. School of Law

Sarah Plastino
Supervising Attorney for Pro Bono Programs, Kids In Need of Defense

Kelly Sandler
Assistant Prosecutor, Essex County Prosecutor’s Office

Ivy Suriyopas
Director, Anti-Trafficking Initiative, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Thursday, February 26, 2015
2:30 – 8 p.m. | Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. and event begins at 3 p.m.
4 NY & NJ CLE Credits


2:30 to 3:00 pm – Registration

3:00 to 4:30 pm – Panel 1: The Faces of Human Trafficking

4:30 to 4:45 pm – Break

4:45 to 6:00 pm – Panel 2: The Efficacy of Legislative Responses to Human Trafficking

6:00 to 8:00 pm – Dinner & Keynote – The Newark Club


Tickets: $50 per person (Refund Policy)
Complimentary to Seton Hall Law Students and Seton Hall Law faculty. Register here.



5th Annual NYATN Commemoration of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

The New York Anti-Trafficking Network has written in commemoration of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month for the fifth consecutive year.

Previous NYATN contributions include the following:

Five Things You Can Do to Fight Human Trafficking

NYATN is proud to share this infographic on “5 Things You Can Do to Fight Human Trafficking,” which is a companion piece to “Five Things You Can Do to Fight Trafficking and Modern Slavery.”  Plan your donations to organizations that provide direct legal and social services for trafficking survivors or investigate supply chains of the products you buy.  Learn more!

5 Things You Can Do to Fight Human Trafficking

The Annual Freedom Network Conference Returns to the East Coast in April 2015

The Freedom Network (USA), which has several of the same members as NYATN, will host its 13th Annual Conference in the Washington, DC metropolitan area on April 21-22, 2015.  The Freedom Network, a national alliance of experienced advocates working with survivors of all forms of human trafficking to ensure that trafficked persons have access to justice, safety, and opportunity, held its 2012 conference in New York.  Early bird registration ends in this month, National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  Register here.

Freedom Network Conference

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