JLNO presents “Let’s Talk About Human Trafficking”: A Three-Part Online Educational Series Focused on Spreading Awareness for the Crime of Human Trafficking. This event is free, open to the public and supported by Women United.
Human Trafficking 101
Tuesday, November 10 at 6 pm
This introductory and participatory session will help attendees understand the types of human trafficking and how the crime impacts people the city of New Orleans. This session features Leanne McCallum, current Strategic Projects Manager for Louisiana Alliance of Children’s Advocacy Centers.
How to Talk to Your Children About Human Trafficking
Tuesday, December 8 at 6 pm
Talking to your children about the issue of human trafficking can be difficult to navigate. In this session, the following speakers will help attendees prepare for this conversation: Maria Isabella Pontoriero, Human Trafficking Social Worker for the Audrey Hepburn CARE Center and Forensic Interviewer for the New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center along with a representative from Eden House.
It’s Time to Take Action: How We Can Fight Human Trafficking
Tuesday, January 19 at 7:30 pm
The final session in the series, held during Human Trafficking Awareness Month, will build off of the previous two talks and focus on what we can do as a community to combat human trafficking. Attendees will learn about anti-trafficking efforts happening locally, and receive advice on how to be anti-human trafficking advocates. Speakers to be announced.
Additionally, in January, in conjunction with Human Trafficking Awareness Month, JLNO will hold a drive for Eden House and other local nonprofits working to eradicate human trafficking. The drive will collect household necessities like disinfectant wipes, flashlights, light bulbs, pillows and toilet papers. The drive wishlist and information will be available at www.jlno.org.
“Let’s Talk About Human Trafficking” is an informative series that was developed to educate JLNO members and the Greater New Orleans community about the prevalence of human trafficking on a local level. In 2019, JLNO adopted the ABOLISH Movement initiative and held its first public panel discussion, in collaboration with Eden House, Covenant House and Truckers Against Trafficking. JLNO aims to raise awareness for and support the organizations in New Orleans that are working tirelessly to combat human trafficking.