“Human Trafficking: Going Under the Belly of the Beast”
Patrick Atkinson, founder of the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited & Missing Persons [ITEMP] and the God’s Child Project explores slavery in today’s world, what human trafficking is and is not, and looks at looks at trafficking from a historical perspective through the ever-changing dynamics of contemporary times. Atkinson discusses how human trafficking victims are selected both internationally and from within Washington state and the U.S. His talk ends with a discussion of practical steps audience members can take to combat human trafficking. Atkinson has been a trainer for the FBI on human trafficking. Presented by Women’s Studies Center. Room 207.