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Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium, Jan. 23

January 18, 2024

The ISU Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Gender Resource Center invites ISU students, faculty, and staff and members of the community to join them on Tuesday, January 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. for the Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium.

Human trafficking spans the United States, occurring in every state, including Idaho. A network of traffickers target individuals, reaching victims through a variety of means. The industry is growing in profitability, making human trafficking appealing to many and increasing the number of young people falling victim to traffickers. The symposium will present information
from experts on human trafficking in Idaho.

The Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium will begin with Jennifer Zielinski, Executive Director of the Idaho Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition, who will talk about her work and how the coalition has changed over the years. Idaho COBS President Tylar Bell and
Vice President will present on the growing presence of human trafficking in all industries and communities and how to identify and report it, resources available in Idaho for victims and survivors of human trafficking, and how individuals can get involved in the fight against human trafficking The symposium will end with a PBS Frontline documentary, "Sex Trafficking in America."

The event will be held in the Pond Student Union Wood and Little Wood River Rooms on the Pocatello campus and is free and open to everyone, including service providers and community members.

Parking will be free in Lot #1, next to the Pond Student Union. Participants may pick up their parking pass at the Public Safety/ Parking Office on the corner of Humboldt and 5th Street. Lunch will be provided for the first 100 people to register.

For more information about this symposium, please contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion at (208) 282-3964 or (208) 282-3590.


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