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Exploitation and Coercion: The Reality of Human Trafficking in the United States

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Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 10:00am

GC - Graham University Center, 150
11200 SW 8th ST, Graham University Center, Miami, Florida 33199

Human trafficking is a grave crime that consists of the exploitation of men, women, and children for profit. This lucrative type of human rights violation affects millions of victims worldwide, including every region of the United States. The National Human Trafficking Hotline identified over 10,000 cases of both sex and labor trafficking in 2021, involving a total of 16,710 victims of different age groups, nationalities, races, and backgrounds. Unfortunately, many myths and misconceptions still surround human trafficking, and the hidden nature of the crime hinders the availability of accurate data.


Join our conversation as our panel of experts sheds light on this flourishing human rights problem and the efforts of the United States government to combat it.




Diego Luque, Partnership and Engagement Specialist, Blue Campaign, Department of Homeland Security


Rafael Bautista, Expert Consultant, Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center and National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center


Lindsey Lane, Senior Legal Counsel, Human Trafficking Institute




Dr. Suman Kakar, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, FIU

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