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BRIEFING: NEW TECHNOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO COMBATING MODERN-DAY SLAVERY 
Organized by SPSSI James Marshall Scholar, Dr. Angel Colón-Rivera

 
Friday, May 18, 2012 from 9:30am-11:00am
Rayburn House Office Building Room 2456 
Washington, DC
 
With human trafficking generating $30 billion a year, traffickers have moved to cyberspace to exploit women and children and have become keen to technological advances in order to perpetuate their criminal enterprises.  As traffickers diversify their operations, so too has the anti-trafficking community harnessed its creative energies to combat modern-day slavery.
 
From smart phone applications that let you calculate your slavery footprint to targeted media campaigns to raise awareness among our nation’s youth, our government has partnered with the Anti-Trafficking community to stop this modern day scourge. 
 
Please join us on Friday, May 18, 2012 from 9:30am- 11:00am in room 2456 of the Rayburn House Office Building for a briefing on how modern day traffickers use technology to exploit people and what we’re doing to stop it.  
 
Panelists include: 
 
Panel I: 
Allison Friedman – Deputy Director Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, State Department
Sohini Chatterjee – Senior Advisor, Policy, Planning and Learning Bureau, USAID
Mathew Dunn – Section Chief, Child Exploitation Investigations Unit, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
 
Panel II: 
Noopur Agarwal - MTV’s Against Our Will 
Julie Cordua – Demi and Ashton (DNA) Foundation
Terry Fitzpatrick – Free the Slaves
 
For further information, contact Angel Colón-Rivera, angel.colon-rivera@mail.house.gov.