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UT to host 11th International Human Trafficking Conference

The 11th annual International Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work Conference will be Thursday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 19.

Hosted by The University of Toledo, Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition and the National Research Consortium on Commercial Sexual Exploitation, the conference brings together researchers, practitioners and others to educate attendees on human trafficking and lay the groundwork for future collaborative research, advocacy and program development.

Dr. Joel Filmore will deliver the keynote address at the conference, chronicling his 11-year journey as a victim of homelessness, drug-addiction and prostitution in Chicago to recently earning his doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Northern Illinois University.

The Freedom Drivers Project, a mobile exhibit inside a semi trailer, also will be present at this year’s conference. The project, presented by Truckers Against Trafficking, is designed to educate members of the trucking industry and the general public about the realities of domestic sex trafficking and how the trucking industry is combating it.

Other presenters during the two-day conference will cover topics including the recent Boko-Haram abduction of the Nigerian Chibok School girls; heightened sex trafficking incidents in relation to the location of the Super Bowl; and who is paying for sex in the U.S.

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Media Coverage
13 ABC (Sept. 15, 2014)
The Independent Collegian (Sept. 17, 2014)
13 ABC and FOX Toledo (Sept. 22, 2014)
The Blade (Sept. 25, 2014)
The Blade (Sept. 28, 2014)
13 ABC (Sept. 29, 2014)


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