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Fighting Modern Day Slavery
January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, YWCA Greenwich will co-sponsor and host its annual event to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At the event, we will continue the discussion that began in 2018 about human trafficking with a focus on labor trafficking. Globally, the International Labor Organization estimates that there are 20.1 million people trapped in forced labor in industries including agriculture, construction, domestic work and manufacturing. Our goal is to raise awareness of this issue and to provide consumers and business leaders with information on how their own actions can help to put an end labor trafficking.
Space is limited, and registration is required. Go to: www.ywcagreenwich.org/labor-trafficking-registration.
January 16, 2019
259 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
This year’s panel of experts on this topic, include Moderator, Krishna Patel, General Counsel and Director of Justice Initiatives, Grace Farms Foundation; Luis deBaca, lawyer and diplomat who served as United States Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and as Director of the Department of Justice’s Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART Office); Divya Demato, CEO and Co-Founder, GoodOps, and an expert in supply chain networks; Jillian Gilchrest, Chair, Connecticut Trafficking in Persons Council and recently elected CT State Representative, District 18; and Resa Spaziani, Director, Wage and Workplace Standards, Connecticut Department of Labor.