UW News

April 10, 2008

Human trafficking conference slated

The UW community and local agencies are co-sponsoring an all-day human trafficking conference, “Asian Pacific Islander Community Responses to Human Trafficking: Working Together to Create Change,” on Saturday, April 12, in Architecture Hall.

The conference will open with keynote speaker Emmi de Jesus, secretary general of the General Assembly Binding Women for Reforms, Integrity, Equality, Leadership and Action (GABRIELA). Conference attendees will also hear from UW Women’s Center Director Sutapa Basu, researcher Normal Timbang and former Washington State Representative Velma Veloria.

In the afternoon, there will be workshops examining the intersection of reproductive justice and anti-trafficking, root causes of human trafficking, and community-based responses. These will be facilitated by representatives of the National Asian Pacific Women’s Forum, Pinay sa Seattle-GABRIELA USA, and the Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center.

The day will close with cultural performances. This event is free and open to public. Please call 206-685-1090 or contact pinayinfo@gmail.com to register.