Contact: Will Jones
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
How to Spot the Signs of Human Trafficking Training at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center June 10
The “See & Say” Program to Provide Information on Safe Actionable Steps
CINCINNATI, OH (May 5, 2017) – See & Say: How to Spot the Signs of Human Trafficking training program will be at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Saturday, June 10 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. This training program is designed to help the general public understand and recognize the red flag indicators of human trafficking. In this training attendees will learn the different warning signs associated with human trafficking, where to be on the lookout for it, and safe actionable steps for what to do. The See & Say training program is free and open to the public. RSVPs are required.
“Human trafficking cases have been reported in all 50 states and according to National Human Trafficking Hotline reports – it’s on the rise,” says Dan Hurley, Interim President of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “Education and awareness are key in addressing and combatting modern day slavery. This training program with our End Slavery Now team is an eye-opening introduction to the problem and what to do.”
The workshop will be led by Bhumika Patel, a regional coalition specialist at End Slavery Cincinnati, a community partner of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
“We are excited to have Bhumika come in and share her extensive knowledge with the training attendees,” says Lara Green, Modern Day Slavery Initiative Manager at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “She has insight on not only identifying the signs of human trafficking, but also what to do if you encounter someone you believe has been trafficked.”
The See & Say: How to Spot the Signs of Human Trafficking training program is free and open to the public. RSVPs are required. For more information about programs and exhibits at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, visit freedomcenter.org.
About National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at freedomcenter.org, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org.