A&M-San Antonio hosts 2021 Human Trafficking Prevention Conference Jan. 23

By University Communications

Friday, 12 18 2020

SAN ANTONIO – The global human trafficking crisis will be the topic of a conference hosted by Texas A&M University-San Antonio Saturday, Jan. 23. The university’s annual conference will bring together anti-trafficking and law enforcement experts and survivors to discuss the dangers of trafficking, internet safety, child pornography, sugar babies, and dorm and campus safety. The 2021 keynote speaker is Cyntoia Long-Brown, international author, speaker, advocate for criminal justice reform and victims of trafficking.

Every year, millions of adults and children are trafficked worldwide including the United State, according to Homeland Security. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. Traffickers might use violence, manipulation, or false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships to lure victims into trafficking situations.

A panel of experts from Homeland Security and Youth Alternatives will share their knowledge and experience in human trafficking dangers and the effects of human trafficking on the community. Conference participants will learn safety and defense techniques, learn to spot signs of trafficking online and in real-life, and engage in discussions during breakout sessions. The conference is organized by A&M-San Antonio’s Mays Center for Experiential Learning.

The conference will take place virtually and in-person. The event is open to the public.

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Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Established as a stand-alone university in 2009, Texas A&M University-San Antonio is a comprehensive four-year public university that reflects the culturally diverse, heritage-rich community it serves. Situated on nearly 700 acres in south San Antonio, A&M-San Antonio is a Military Embracing™ institution offering 30 undergraduate degrees and 14 graduate degrees to nearly 6,800 students. The University is home to the Henry G. Cisneros Institute for Emerging Leaders and the Cyber Engineering Technology/Cyber Security Research Center. A&M-San Antonio holds the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Military Times ranks the University No. 35 in the nation for Best for Vets: Colleges.” Visit tamusa.edu for more information. #onamission

About the conference

For more information on the conference, go to https://www.tamusa.edu/human-trafficking-conference/index.html

To register for the conference, go to https://www.tamusa.edu/human-trafficking-conference/registration.html

 

For any questions please contact Allie Beedle abeedle@tamusa.edu, (210) 784-1436