Apr 042012

Human trafficking in Kentucky

By Beth Connors-Manke

On March 23-24, Georgetown College held what was billed as “the first state-wide conference on human trafficking.” I attended.

Human trafficking comes in two stripes: sex and labor. Legally, the crime is defined as “sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age” or “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.”

Slavery. Continue reading »

Mar 082012

NoC News

The first statewide conference in Kentucky on human trafficking will be held at Georgetown College on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24. Information on the conference, registration, and events can be found at http://www.georgetowncollege.edu/humantrafficking/.

In addition to the conference sessions, there will be a slate of community events:

Peter Mayer Group concert on March 22, 7pm

Theresa Flores Event and Fair Trade Market on March 23, 7pm

5K RUN FREE on March 24, 8am

Playground film screening with film director Libby Spears on March 24, 10am

PLAYFREE community-wide children’s event on March 24, 1-3pm