The University of Louisville Women’s Center and Women4Women Student Board are raising awareness of human trafficking in Kentucky to educate students and the community about the complex issue of human trafficking and to encourage taking action to prevent it.
The 7th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Conference will be held from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Feb. 8th in the Swain Student Activities Center’s Multipurpose Room. Doors open at 5:30pm with the program beginning at 6. Following, there will be a resource fair and refreshments.
The first part of the program consists of a "Human Trafficking 101" training. This training will be led by Amy Leenerts of Free2Hope and will educate attendees on ways to prevent human trafficking. Following this training, we will be hearing from a survior of Human Trafficking and creator of the Kristy Love Foundation, Angela Renfro. Afterward, representatives from various community and campus organizations will be on hand to distribute information on resources for victims of human trafficking and survivors. These organizations will provide information on how the community can get involved. We have found in the past that participants are passionate about taking action against human trafficking, but often do not have a clear idea of what to do. For this reason, we will be emphasizing the resource fair portion of the program. We want to give attendees concrete steps to take to get involved in the fight, and there is no better way to do this than through organizations on the ground.
Admission is free and open to the public. Register now to reserve a seat. Refreshments will be provided during the resource fair, but meals are also available for purchase at Subway, Wendy's, and Papa John’s in the Swain Student Activities Center. Parking is available in the Floyd Street Parking Garage and on the street in surrounding areas.