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The Atlantic Monthly prints NYATN steering committee member/AALDEF attorney’s comment

NYATN steering committee member Ivy Suriyopas, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund staff attorney, commented “An Economist Gets a Lunch” in response to The Atlantic Monthly‘s piece, “Six Rules for Dining Out.”  The comment says in part:

“Economic exploitation and human trafficking are not hard to find in low-wage industries where there is a high demand for cheap products and services, but instead are widespread and systemic, particularly in the restaurant industry.”  Read more….


Identify and Assist Survivors of Human Trafficking

Identify and Assist Survivors of Human Trafficking

I Know It Exists, But Will I Know It When I See It?

May 14, 2009, 9 AM – 1 PM

City Bar Justice Center, 42 W44th St., NY, NY

This is a FREE event.
Please RSVP to here.
with your name, organization/program, and title.
Space is limited, register by May 8, 2009.

In person registration begins at 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.

Human trafficking is a violation of human rights. Women, men and children are compelled to work against their will as domestic servants and in industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, construction, food service, beauty salons, the commercial sex industry and many more.
The U.S. government estimates that up to 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. annually, yet less than 800 survivors have been granted visas. New York City has been identified as one of the country’s top ports of entry, transit and destination for trafficked persons because of its large population of immigrants, its close proximity to major international ports, and its concentration of many industries where trafficking can flourish. This half-day forum will provide service providers, activists, advocates, and community organizers with the tools to respond to human trafficking.

  • Understand human trafficking
  • Identify the signs of trafficking
  • Recognize the social service and legal needs of trafficked persons
  • Refer survivors of human trafficking to experienced providers

Learn how you can help end human trafficking in New York City.

Please find below the materials from NYATN’s May 14, 2009 forum, “Identify & Assist Survivors of Human Trafficking.”

Identify & Assist Survivors of Human Trafficking Agenda

NY Anti-Trafficking Network Fact Sheet 3.09

Safe Horizon Anti-Trafficking Program Fact Sheet 09

Freedom Network Fact Sheet

IWC CLIENT-City Bar Justice Center 2008

NYATN Identify & Assist Survivors of Human Trafficking Powerpoint

Additional Human Trafficking Resources

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