UW Women's Center
Day 1 – FRIDAY, APRIL 22ND
Location: UW wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – INTELLECTUAL HOUSE & KANE HALL
|8:00am – 9:00am||Check-in & Breakfast|
|9:00am – 9:15am||Welcoming||Speakers:
|9:15am – 9:30am||Human Trafficking & Forced Labor Introduction||Speakers:
|9:00am – 11:00am||Trade Agreements and Forced Migration||
Our increasingly global economy and subsequent international trade agreements have created a ripe environment for the exploitation of workers and forced migration, which leaves migrants vulnerable to human trafficking. This panel focuses on the push-and-pull factors of trade that support environments conducive for human trafficking.
Moderator: Sara R. Curran, Ph.D. – Director of Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology
|11:00am – 11:15am||Break|
|11:15am – 12:30pm||Survivors of Human Trafficking & Forced Labor||
The majority of human trafficking around the world occurs in the form of non-sex labor and frequently, human trafficking is inclusive of physical and sexual exploitation. Therefore, it is imperative we approach human trafficking with a broad lens. This panel will address causes of human trafficking from the panelist’s unique perspectives and offer suggestions for prevention and/or improvements to survivor services that the audience can take back to their community and legislators.
Moderator: Emma Catague – Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate
12:30pm – 2:15pm
|Tools for Social Change & Lunch||Washington State has a rich history of being at the forefront of the anti-human trafficking movement and working across sectors to support survivors of human trafficking. This panel will highlight some of the services available to survivors in our community and a sample of current initiatives to provide additional services, fill gaps in the “system”, and continue to move forward with comprehensive care.
Moderator: Winona Hollins Hauge – Chair of the Community Advisory Board of Health Promotion and Research Center, UW School of Public Health
|2:15pm – 3:45pm||Ethical Sourcing||
Businesses play a pivotal role in protecting workers around the globe through ethical sourcing and sustainable business practices. This panel offers a variety of models businesses can use to leverage their position to prevent forced labor and exploitation as well as provide consumers with the information necessary to make informed purchasing decisions.
Moderator: Mary Kay Gugerty, Ph.D. – Nancy Bell Evans Professor in Nonprofit Management at UW Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
|3:45pm – 4;00pm||Break|
|4:00pm – 5:15pm||Student and Community Activism||
Students and community members can play an influential role in urging their University, State, and local businesses to adopt policies and practices that protect workers. This panel addresses a sample of ways students and community members can influence change.
Moderator: Honorable Velma Veloria – Washington State Representative (1993-2004)
|5:15pm – 5:30pm||Closing Remarks|
|6:30pm – 8:00pm||Keynote in Kane Hall Room 130||
Speaker: Peter Piot, CMG MD Ph.D. – Director of the School and a Professor of Global Health at the London
Day 2 – SATURDAY, April 23rd
Location: KANE HALL
|8:30am – 9:00am||Check-in, Refreshments & Posters|
|9:00am – 10:30am||Human Trafficking from a Public Health Lens||
Health care providers are in a unique and powerful position to identify victims of human trafficking, as they may see victims while they are still under the control of their captor(s). This presents a crucial opportunity for trauma-informed, culturally sensitive and timely identification and intervention. This panel provides an overview of the public health perspective of human trafficking and focuses on best practices for physicians and all health care providers to recognize and treat victims of human trafficking.