About the event:
Human trafficking, including modern forms of slavery and forced labor, does affect the residents of Utah, but in ways that are not readily apparent. Recently, federal prosecutors dismissed a case in Utah that dealt with human trafficking on a large scale. The case involved scores of Thai workers and a company called Global Horizons which took away the travel documents of workers and forced them to work and live in squalid conditions. At one point, the Department of Justice considered the plight of these workers as the lynchpin to the largest human trafficking case in U.S. history. This roundtable will bring together local and national organizations, law enforcement, academics, leaders of Utah in all sectors, as well as the general community of Salt Lake City and beyond to examine this important issue.
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Registration, including coffee and a light breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am: Opening Remarks
9: 15 am – 10:30 am: Introducing the Problem: Human Trafficking, Forced Labor, & Modern Day Slavery
10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Perspectives on the Problem: Recognizing the Risks both Locally & Globally
Key Note Speaker TBA
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Putting the Problem in Context: A Survivor’s Story. This keynote presentation will be open to the public, not just participants, and will present the issue through the lens of a victim of human trafficking.
1:45 pm – 3:30 pm: Tying it all Together: Practical Solutions for Combating the Problem.
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Closing Remarks
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Documentary Screening
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Reception, including networking and opportunities for further informal discussions.