The Intersection of Human Trafficking and Immigration in Iowa at 12:00 PM on 6/3/2014
||6/3/2014 12:00:00 PM
||1000 Grand Avenue,
Downtown Des Moines, IA 50309
||6/3/2014 1:00:00 PM
Human trafficking, sometimes referred to as modern day slavery, is a growing global and national concern. Yet few are aware of this epidemic’s presence in Iowa. Traffickers often transport individuals from their home countries to unfamiliar destinations, leaving them defenseless and vulnerable. Victims are often forced, through physical violence and psychological threats, to engage in sex acts or to perform work under slavery-like conditions. Trafficking in persons is a violation of human rights.
Sonia Parras Konrad, an international human rights attorney will introduce participants to the elements and dynamics of human trafficking. Participants will have an opportunity to become more educated and aware of this crime that often occurs in plain view and how to become involved in the anti-trafficking movement.
All events are free and open to the public.
Guests are welcome to bring lunch to the event.