Human Trafficking: Strategies and Solutions
DATE & TIME
April 14, 6:30-8:30pm
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 South Halsted, Chicago, IL
Human trafficking, for sex, for other forms of labor, or any purpose of involuntary servitude, is an exploitative practice that is prevalent in countries all around the globe, including the United States.
Activists and scholars fervently debate the definition of trafficking, moral distinctions that are often made between labor and sex work, various understandings of victimhood, and questions about the intent and success rate of "rescue operations." In addition, there are complexities of migration to consider and debates about the relationship between forced labor and the global economy.
Join us for an evening of discussion and education. Scholars and activists working to end trafficking will discuss their strategies and positions. Hull-House history and Jane Addams' relationship with the movement to end "white slavery" will be highlighted.
Confirmed panelists represent the following organizations:
Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls and Young Women
The International Organization for Adolescents
National Immigrant Justice Center at the Heartland Alliance
Sex Workers Outreach Project Chicago
This event is produced in collaboration with global human rights
organization Breakthrough (www.breakthrough.tv) as part of its
groundbreaking Facebook game, America 2049. In America 2049 players
must make high-stakes decisions in a divided America of the near
future. America 2049 players are challenged to ask: how can we work
together, online and in real life, to build a better future? Check it
out at: www.america2049.com. Hull-House's event is the first of a
series of public events at leading cultural organizations nationwide,
in which players further explore pressing social issues raised in the
game America 2049.
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.