Workshop: Recognizing Human Trafficking

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Anti Human Trafficking

In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness month, we are pleased to host HopeWorks of Howard County for this educational workshop.

human trafficking awareness

Don’t miss this workshop to learn more about the signs of human trafficking and join the fight to help!

Recognizing Human Trafficking – It is estimated that 4.5 million people are forced to participate in the commercial sex industry worldwide. However, sensationalized awareness campaigns and gross media representation often prevent us from identifying and supporting survivors of trafficking domestically and locally. This workshop defines modern-day human trafficking with an overview of trafficking in Maryland and Howard County. Participants will learn how to identify potential trafficking sites and victims as well risk factors that increase vulnerability. Additionally, participants will make connections between forced sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence.

There will be time for questions after the presentation by HopeWorks. A portion of the guest fee will be donated to this important local organization too. A light reception will follow the workshop.

HopeWorks provides both direct crisis intervention services and long-term supportive healing programs for people impacted by sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and human trafficking. These services include a 24-hour resource and helpline, trauma-informed counseling, case management, advocacy, and emergency and transitional housing. For individuals and agencies located or impacted by intimate partner and/or sexual violence in Howard County we also offer legal services, community educational programming, and hospital accompaniment. All services are trauma-informed, survivor-centered, confidential, and free of charge. If you would like to learn more about HopeWorks, please visit:  Their 24/7 Helpline can be reached at: 410-997-2272.

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Event Details

Date: January 23
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $10
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