A full dinner is served at our evening meetings including non-alcoholic beverages, coffee and dessert. Beer and wine are available for sale.
Location: Colorado Auto Dealers Association, 290 E. Speer Blvd., Denver, 80203
Cocktail hour: 6:30, dinner 7 p.m. Program follows.
How does human trafficking work in Colorado? How would law enforcement, medical personnel – or even maybe a neighbor – recognize a victim or that a crime might be happening? How could a person intervene, or should they? Does urban human trafficking differ from rural? And maybe most importantly, what does the media get wrong?
Join when Brittany Austin, Program Coordinator for the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking joins us to talk about the Lab, how it got started, what they’ve learned, and how vast and underreported the problem really is. She’ll give some examples of legislation that’s been proposed that could really impact human trafficking and examples of the kind of education and tips provided for first responders and hospitals to recognize signs that a patient might be a victim of human trafficking.
Brittany Austin holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Work with concentrations in Mental Health and Migration Studies from Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work. She completed her fieldwork with the Marjorie Kovler Center for Survivors of Torture, providing therapy for individuals seeking asylum in the United States and with the Chicago Women’s AIDS Project, providing case management and group therapeutic services to women living with HIV and AIDS. Prior to her graduate education, Brittany worked for the Taproot Foundation, where she managed a large volunteer base to complete capacity-building projects for non-profits. In her most recent role with Triggr Health, she built and oversaw a textline in the addiction recovery space that engaged thousands of vulnerable individuals in care. She is also trained in yoga and mindfulness and has spent time teaching trauma-informed classes for the Women’s Justice Program within the Cook County Department of Corrections.
Until next meeting
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Thursday September 12th
Program: Human Trafficking
RMMWA Contact: Laurie Walcott
Thursday October 10th
Program: RT Lawton, Surveillance Workshop
RMMWA Contact: Chris Goff
Thursday November 14th
Program: Russell Pilcher, Sierra Detection
RMMWA Contact: ZJ Czupor
Thursday December 12th: NO MEETING
(due to tentative holiday party event)
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