Gannon University Hosts United Against Human Trafficking Conference

TrafickingPosted: March 13, 2015

Holly Austin Smith, the author of "Walking Prey," will be the keynote speaker at the Northwest Pennsylvania United Against Human Trafficking Conference hosted by Gannon University on March 14.

The conference will include a simulation activity, workshops and a panel discussion including representatives from the Crime Victim Center of Erie County, Inc., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and a student veteran.

Workshop titles include "The Willing Victim," "Political Advocacy Training," "Consumer Ethics," "Founding a Student Movement" and Who Are the Faces of Human Trafficking?"

Registration for the conference will be held at 9 a.m. in the Yehl Ballroom of Gannon's Waldron Campus Center, 124 W. Seventh St. The public is invited to attend this free event. A $5 donation for lunch is encouraged.

Up to four continuing education credits are available for social work and nursing professionals. For more information, click here.

This project is supported by Grant #2011-WA-AX-0002 awarded by the Office on Violence against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.