Sex Trafficking in the USA – Speaker Series 02/27/14, 12:30pm

Did you know you don’t have to be transported anywhere to be “trafficked”? That human trafficking happens all over the world, to people from countries all over the world, including right here in the United States? Visit the event page for full details on tickets! And join the Facebook event page to receive updates and speaker profiles!

Join usfor a TEDx style event discussing the complexities and nuances of human trafficking in the United States. Learn about warning signs, what you as a good samaritan can do, and the extent and scope of the human trafficking happening right here in our own backyards. Coffee and light refreshments available during event, and cocktail hour with speakers follows event for all attendees. TICKETS REQUIRED.

Date: February 27, 2014

Time: 12:30 to 5:30 pm 

Location: Shusterman Hall, Temple University (1801 N Broad Street)

Food: coffee, light refreshments, and cocktail reception after the event

Tickets: $10 at door; for continuing legal education credits, $100 ticket.

The talks are designed to discuss various aspects of human trafficking in nuanced detail and from multiple perspectives. Some talks will indirectly converse with one another and provide for fruitful discussion during the discussion breaks, at which speakers will be present, mingling with the audience members.

Visit the event web page for a full schedule, and stay tuned for posts introducing each of our speakers, their fields of expertise, and the topics about which they will be speaking. But, grab your ticket today!

Experts from service professionals, survivors of trafficking, to attorneys and law enforcement officers, will provide compelling and engaging talks about their work. This conference will focus exclusively on domestic human trafficking within the United States, including perspectives from survivors, clinicians who work with the johns, and law enforcement officials detailing the investigative side of these cases and the overlap in content and issues with other gender-based violence issues. Speakers will also delve into nuances experienced in the LGBTQ communities and the trafficking of native women.

Sponsored by

 Temple University Beasley School of Law  

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 Tickets must be purchased in advance of the event. Discounted rates available for students. Attorneys seeking CLE credit must buy the CLE ticket, non profit and government attorneys can pay the discounted CLE rate. This conference will provide 4 substantive CLE credits, and no ethics credits. For CLE questions, please contact Farlistcity T. El at (215) 204-1073 or email at All other questions, please contact HollabackPHILLY at




  1. Rochelle Keyhan (Director, HollabackPHILLY and Director, Feminist Public Works)

  2. TED talk: Margaret Heffernan, The Dangers of “Willful Blindness”.


  1. Jen Horowitz: Women’s Way: Human Trafficking: the extent of the problem and attempted solutions in the United States

  2. Jack O’Neill: Philadelphia District Attorney: How They Got There: dispelling myths about prostitution and sex trafficking

  3. Lynly Egyes (Staff Attorney, Sex Workers Project, NYC): The Hidden Truth: How Our Policies and Practices are Hurting Trafficking Victims

  • 20 minute refreshment and discussion break


  1. Tina Frundt (Founder of Courtney’s House, Service Organization): Sex trafficking in the US: a survivor’s perspective.

  2. Maryanne Layden (Director of Education, Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania): Clinical perspective and experience working with Johns.

  • 20 minute refreshment and discussion break


  1. Daniel Velez (Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Pennsyslvania): The Federal Response to Human Trafficking –This talk not available for Livestream.

  2. Jen Long (Director, Aequitas: The Prosecutor’s Resource on Violence Against Women): The importance of an effective response to gender-based violence that sees violence against a woman in prostitution as just as worthy of a strong response as a victim of human trafficking.

  3. Sarah Deer (Victim advocacy legal specialist, Tribal Law & Policy Institute, St. Paul.: Trafficking of Native Women and Tribal Court Systems.

  • 20 minute refreshment and discussion break


  1. Jen Horowitz: Women’s Way: Organizational and Policy Responses to Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania.


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  1. Carol says:

    Please provide the specific evidence-based research and reports that you’re using for your tweets – if you can locate them.

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