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NYATN to speak at NYU Law’s Freedom Week

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.


Freedom Week Labor Trafficking Panel

Labor Trafficking Panel

Safe Horizon's Tauno Bilstead and AALDEF's Ivy Suriyopas

Labor Trafficking Panel

NYATN Labor Trafficking Panel

Freedom Week invited NYATN to host a Labor Trafficking panel, featuring DAMAYAN, Safe Horizon, and AALDEF.

Labor Trafficking Panel with ACT and NY Anti-Trafficking Network 
Sunday, October 16
5-7 pm (note: time change)
Room 802, NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY

NYATN will host a panel during Freedom Week.  Join us for a deep, informative look into labor trafficking – the slavery that makes the goods you use. Featured speakers include Linda Oalican, a former labor trafficking victim and now the founder of Damayan Migrant Workers Association; Ivy Suriyopas, an attorney at the Anti-Trafficking Initiative at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Tauno Bilstead from Safe Horizon; and Lydia Catina, a trafficking victims’ aid worker. Free.

Click here for details on last year’s Freedom Week, and click here for details on this year’s event.

NYATN’s First Freedom Week 2011 Panel a Success

Immigration Law and Human Trafficking

AALDEF's Ivy Suriyopas, Klasko's Suzanne Seltzer, and Sex Workers Project Sienna Baskin

AALDEF's Ivy Suriyopas, Klasko Rulon's Suzanne Seltzer, facilitator Christine DiDomenico, Sanctuary for Families' Lori Cohen, and Sex Workers Project's Sienna Baskin

Tuesday, October 11
Vanderbilt Hall

Freedom Week Immigration Panel Flier

Human trafficking isn’t the same as illegal smuggling. This event was hosted by the NYU Law School’s Anti-Trafficking Advocacy Coalition. Along with the fundamental differences between these two crimes, experts in immigration will explained how traffickers get around the laws we have, and what we can do about it. Speakers included: Lori Cohen, senior staff attorney at Sanctuary for Families; Ivy Suriyopas, staff attorney at Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Suzanne Seltzer, partner at Klasko, Rulon, Stack & Seltzer; Sienna Baskin, co-director of Sex Workers Project at Urban Justice Center. 

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