Central Valley 9th Annual Conference on Human Trafficking

Fresno EOC’s Central Valley Against Human Trafficking project will host the 9th Annual “Be Free” Conference on Human Trafficking on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. The conference will explore a multi-disciplinary approach to regional partnerships, identification and recovery for victims of human trafficking in the Central Valley. The regional conference is open to the general public an is an opportunity for concerned citizens, victim service providers, public, legal and medical professionals, law enforcement and government agencies, social workers, embassy and consulate staff, faith and business leaders to be informed and congregate to support rights for victims and survivors.

Keynote Address: The Journey from Surviving to Thriving

Russell G. Wilson, Keynote Speaker
Russell Glenn Wilson (Read Bio)

Russell Glenn Wilson, Anti-Trafficking Expert, Consultant, Researcher

The Keynote speaker will provide an insightful look at how victims face their daily lives as well as the tumultuous journey from sex trafficking victim to self-actualized “thriver”. Through first-hand research and his personal experience, you will learn the processes in which victims of sex trafficking deal with the trauma and stigma of life on the streets.

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Tentative Agenda

March 20, 2018

Clovis Veteran’s Memorial District, 808 4th Street, Clovis, CA 93612

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. REGISTRATION 

 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. GENERAL SESSION: Opening
The Journey from Surviving to Thriving, Keynote Speaker Russell G. Wilson

 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. WORKSHOP I

  • 1.1: Trauma Informed Art that Heals
  • 1.2 The Game: Understanding Survival Tactics of Sex Trafficking
  • 1.3 Harness the Power of Media to Ethically Boost Visibility and Impact 

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. NETWORKING LUNCH (lunch provided with registration)

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. WORKSHOP II

  • 2.1 Redefining Justice for Labor Trafficking Survivors 
  • 2.2 Innovative Models for Change in the Juvenile Court System
  • 2.3 The Grey Line between Victim and Perpetrator 

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. GENERAL SESSION: Closing