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Anti-Trafficking International to Host Free Labor Trafficking 101 Webinar

Washington, D.C. – Anti-Trafficking International (ATI) will host an online event, What You Need to Know About Labor Trafficking: Definition, Scope, and Eliminating Forced Labor from Supply Chains, on Thursday, March 31, 7:30 PM EDT. Mary Graw Leary, a law professor and expert on human trafficking, will define what constitutes labor trafficking and what it looks like regionally in the U.S, as well as globally. She will outline which products and services Americans use that are commonly produced by forced labor, explore current issues with eliminating forced labor from supply chains, and discuss what role the public can play in eliminating the practice. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A period with the audience. 


To register for this free online event, visit: https://www.PreventHT.org/events. 


“Every day, we all likely come into contact with the spoils of labor trafficking—from the clothes we wear, to the foods we eat, even to some businesses in our own communities,” explains Kristine Grow, Team Lead of ATI’s Let’s Talk Community Outreach and Engagement Program, which partners with experts in the field to present an in-depth discussion on varied topics related to human trafficking via a free quarterly webinar series. “This webinar can help us all be smarter consumers and, working together, we can put an end to modern day slavery.” 


Mary Graw Leary is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at The Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. A former federal prosecutor, Professor Graw Leary is a recognized expert in the areas of criminal law and procedure, exploitation, human trafficking, missing persons, technology, and the Fourth Amendment. Before joining academia, she worked primarily on issues addressing the abuse and exploitation of women and children, child pornography, sex trafficking, and family violence cases. She is the former policy consultant and deputy director for the Office of Legal Counsel at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and former director of the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse (NCPCA). Professor Leary has a forthcoming book, Normalizing the Commodification of People. 


Anti-Trafficking International (ATI) is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization that aspires to end human trafficking in the U.S. and around the world through education, prevention, and intervention. To learn more, visit:  https://wwwPreventHT.org.

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