Mark your calendars for a revealing briefing sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to promote awareness of child trafficking, learn what is being done to prevent it, and discuss the important role of educators and parents.
This event will air on the EDstream network, the Department’s system for ED video broadcasts from 10-11:30 AM ET on Tuesday, October 24 and will present a new educational video that is a prevention tool for children, to be used by educators, administrators, parents, and organizations working with at-risk children.
Special guests will include Mary Mazzio, an award-winning documentary film director, Olympian, and former law firm partner, who founded and directs 50 Eggs, Inc., an independent film production company dedicated to creating films with social impact, including the film being shown. Other special guests include a panel of parents and survivors of trafficking, and officials from ED and HHS.
Human trafficking—exploiting people through forced labor and commercial sex—is modern-day slavery. Statistics show that more than a quarter of victims are children, and that number is growing. This event will help bring attention to ways in which schools and communities can open up a dialogue about an issue that is too often hidden.
ED’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS) has focused on raising awareness and preventing human trafficking in schools for more than a decade. OSHS has connected with the HHS Office on Trafficking in Persons and 50 Eggs Films, Inc. to increase youth engagement and generate youth-informed and youth-friendly prevention and intervention messages.
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Earlier Event: October 18Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking Meeting
Later Event: November 2Human Trafficking Prevention Workshop for Hospitality Professionals