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Human Trafficking: Beyond Awareness
July 21, 2021 - July 22, 2021
Each day includes a keynote, a panel discussion, and a Q & A.
The JCHTC would like to thank the sponsors for this event:
o 100+ Women Who Care
o Network Against Human Trafficking
o Domestic Violence Intervention Program
o Mercy Cedar Rapids
o Robyn Hepker
Event schedule and speakers:
|10:30 – 10:50||Panel Introduction|
|10:50- 11: 50||Q&A|
Speakers for July 21st:
- Resham Sethi, Fellow, Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), Human Trafficking Leadership Academy
- Lata D’Mello, Director of Programs (Iowa City), Monsoon Asians & Pacific
Islanders in Solidarity
- Melissa Wright, Community Outreach & Resource Planning Specialist, US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, Des Moines District
Speakers for July 22nd:
- Samantha Floyd, National Network of Survivors, Department of State Human Trafficking Consultant, Justice Consulting Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer, South Central Kentucky Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator
- Ann Thompson, MSW, Victim Services Coordinator, Iowa City Police Department
- Eiman Elmansori, Multilingual Advocate, Nisaa African Family Services
- Wangῦi Gathua, PhD, LPSC, Coordinator and Multilingual Community Outreach Advocate, Nisaa African Family Services
- Brittany McGraw, LISW, ACSW, Psychotherapist Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center/Psychiatry, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Johnson County Human Trafficking Coalition Co-Coordinator
- Ali Harmon, MSN, RN, CEN, Interim Associate Director, Emergency Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Johnson County Human Trafficking Coalition Co-Coordinator
- Lata D’Mello, Director of Programs (Iowa City), Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity
Keynote Speaker Bios:
Resham Sethi is a Fellow at the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), Human Trafficking Leadership Academy, and will be working with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. She is a trauma-informed researcher with experience in community-engaged research with underserved communities, survivors of trafficking, refugees, and immigrants in the United States and India. Her research has focused on understanding how social, economic, and political identities and systemic inequities and inequalities play a key role in labor trafficking.
Samantha Floyd is a Client Advocate with Advocating Opportunity in Toledo, Ohio. She has over 17 years of post graduate experience in mental health, child welfare, public health, healthcare, college instruction, human trafficking policy and racial justice. Samantha holds a Masters of Science of Social Work from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Social Work, Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is Co-Founder of Justice Consulting, a volunteer organization with a mission to address racism within U.S. human trafficking responses. She developed and teaches Dismantling Privilege, a multi-series course examining systemic racism in the United States. Ms. Floyd is a member of the United Nations Delta 8.7 Policy Guide Markets Working Group. She serves on the State Department’s Human Trafficking Consultant Network. Ms. Floyd is part of the HEAL Trafficking Speaker’s Bureau.
- July 21, 2021
- July 22, 2021
- Johnson County Human Trafficking Coalition