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Awareness, Education and Prevention
October 27, 2022 | Shepherd Union Ballrooms

Human Trafficking Symposium

The inaugural Human Trafficking Symposium at Weber State University will cover a broad overview of topics pertinent to this phenomenon, such as labor versus sex trafficking, characteristics and attributes of victims and risk factors associated with human trafficking. Additionally, and more specific to Weber State University students, this symposium will cover online solicitation as well as victim resources available at Weber State University and in surrounding community partnerships. The goal of this symposium is to raise awareness and start an ongoing conversation about how to recognize and combat human trafficking.

The first 175 people to register will receive lunch at the Human Trafficking Symposium. Attendees can park in the Public Pay Lot located near the Student Services Center or ride the UTA Wildcat Shuttle for free from the Dee Events Center. Find more information about parking on the Parking Services website.

This event would not be possible were it not for the partnership between the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education, Student Affairs, the Northern Utah Trafficking/Intervention Coalition and many others. For a full list of groups who supported the inaugural Human Trafficking Symposium, please view below.

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Schedule

10:00 AM

Introduction and Welcome: President Brad Mortenson

10:10 AM

Keynote: Human Trafficking 101: Assistant Attorney General Ryan Holtan and Assistant Attorney General Kaytlin Beckett

11:10 AM

Keynote: Human Trafficking of Immigrants: Annie Fukushima Associate Professor in the Division of Ethnic Studies with the School for Cultural & Social Transformation at University of Utah

12:00 PM

Lunch Break

12:45 PM

Online Solicitation: Detective Dustin Stewart and Detective Michael Roche, Weber County Sheriff's Office

1:45 PM

Victim's Issues Related to Human Trafficking: Marlesse D. Jones, SA/DV Resource Prosecutor, Utah Prosecution Council

2:45 PM

Children on the Boat: Human Trafficking in Ghana: Mark Bigler, Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work & Gerontology at Weber State University and Haley Miller, social work student at Weber State University

3:30 PM

Victims Resources: Paige Davies, Weber State University Women's Center and Ashley Daniels, YCC Family Crisis Center

Keynote Speakers: Human Trafficking 101

Ryan Holtan

Assistant Attorney General
Utah Attorney General's Office

Kaytlin Beckett

Assistant Attorney General
Utah Attorney General's Office

Keynote Speaker: Human Trafficking of Immigrants

Annie Fukushima

Associate Professor in the Division of Ethnic Studies with the School for Cultural & Social Transformation
University of Utah

Online Solicitation

Detective Dustin Stewart

Weber County Sheriff's Office

Detective Michael Roche

Weber County Sheriff's Office

Victim's Issues Related to Human Trafficking

Marlesse D. Jones

SA/DV Resource Prosecutor
Utah Prosecution Council

Children on the Boat: Human Trafficking in Ghana

Mark Bigler

Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work & Gerontology
Weber State University

Haley Miller

Social Work Student
Weber State University

Victim Resources at Weber State University and Within Our Community and State

Paige Davies

Director
Weber State University Women's Center

Ashley Daniels

Domestic Violence Victim Advocate
YCC Family Crisis Center