Central Valley 9th Annual Conference on Human Trafficking Inspires Hope!

Fresno EOC’s Central Valley Against Human Trafficking project hosted the 9th Annual “Be Free” Conference on Human Trafficking on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. This year’s theme was “Restoring Hope” and explored a multi-disciplinary approach to regional partnerships, identification and recovery for victims of human trafficking in the Central Valley. The regional conference was open to the general public and was 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. Interested in learning more or want to provide feedback?

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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 provided 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, attendees learned the processes in which victims of trafficking deal with the trauma and stigma of life on the streets.

VIEW KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Agenda

To view the presentations, please click on the links below. 

March 20, 2018

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

8:00 a.m. REGISTRATION 

9:00 a.m. GENERAL OPENING SESSION: Auditorium - VIEW OPENING PRESENTATION | VIEW KEYNOTE PRESENTATION | VIEW LEADERSHIP ACADEMY PRESENTATION
Keynote Address: “The Journey from Surviving to Thriving” Russell G. Wilson, Anti-Trafficking Expert, Consultant, Researcher

 11:00 a.m. WORKSHOP I

  • 1.1 Trauma Informed Art that Heals - Independence Room - VIEW PRESENTATION
  • 1.2 The Game: Understanding Survival Tactics of Sex Trafficking – Auditorium - VIEW PRESENTATION
  • 1.3 The Grey Line between Victim and Perpetrator - Veterans Room - VIEW PRESENTATION

12:00 p.m. NETWORKING LUNCH - Independence Room 
(lunch provided with registration)

1:15 p.m.  WORKSHOP II

  • 2.1 Redefining Justice for Labor Trafficking Survivors - Independence Room - VIEW PRESENTATION
  • 2.2 Innovative Models for Change in the Juvenile Court System - Auditorium - VIEW PRESENTATION
  • 2.3 Harness the Power of Media to Ethically Boost Visibility and Impact - Veterans Room - VIEW PRESENTATION

2:30 p.m. GENERAL SESSION: Closing: Auditorium - INNOVATION & TECH PRESENTATION | YOUTH & SURVIVOR LED PRESENTATION | TYPOLOGY OF LABOR TRAFFICKING

4:00 p.m. ADJOURN

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