Human Trafficking in North Carolina and Beyond

The Triangle Labor and Civil Rights Working Group (LCRWG) is pleased to announce our first meeting of the semester on “Human Trafficking in North Carolina and Beyond” on Wednesday, September 24, 7:00pm at the Center for Documentary Studies Library at Duke University (1317 W. Pettigrew St.) Please join us for an engaging discussion with the following speakers over drinks and light fare:

Gunther Peck, a professor of history and public policy at Duke University, who will speak on the historical legacy of human trafficking and “white slavery.”

Donna Bickford, director of the Carolina Women’s Center at UNC, who will give an overview of current problem of sex trafficking and the Center’s activism to combat it.

Shana Judge, a doctoral student in public policy at UNC, will discuss her dissertation research on sex trafficking.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP Orion Teal: orion.teal[at]duke.edu

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Human Trafficking Training in Raleigh

Dana Vaughn-Mgunda, Human Trafficking Training Coordinator for North Carolina, will be leading “Human Trafficking 101: NC & Beyond,” in Raleigh on September 8, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. This three-hour session, hosted by Triangle-based abolitionist group Jubilee, will be geared toward helping participants understand human trafficking on both a local and global level, and what they can do about it.

This event is open to the community and free of charge; however, you must register beforehand.

Resource Spotlight: Human Trafficking and the Internet

The presenter for the above-named session at UNC’s April ’08 conference (“Combating Sex Trafficking: Prevention & Intervention in North Carolina & Worldwide”) has posted a very extensive and informative resource on this topic.

Linda gives an excellent overview of human trafficking, the social attitudes that allow human trafficking to flourish, and the role that the internet plays in this devastating issue (including reviews of specific websites).

Thank you, Linda!

Resource: Human Trafficking and the Internet

Resource Spotlight: “Stop the Traffik”

Though specifically created for awareness/action with sex trafficking in the UK, there may be uses for Stop the Traffik’s resources here in NC.

Resource Spotlight: Materials from UNC’s April conference

Hey all, if you weren’t able to make it out to UNC’s Combating Sex Trafficking conference this past April, they’ve now got all the presentations uploaded to their website, plus conference outcomes and other resources.

Resource Spotlight: NC Trafficking Training Available

NC has a new Human Trafficking Training Coordinator, who is traveling around the state providing training sessions to law enforcement and social service providers. If you or your organization is interested in hosting a session, email ncstophumantrafficking[at]gmail.com.

Note: If you work in social services or law enforcement, please contact NCStop. We can put you in touch with a separate NC coalition specifically created for service providers and first responders.