Saturday, September 14th
9:30am – 1:oopm
Grace FellowShip Church
In May the Governor’s office hosted the second annual Conference on Human Trafficking geared towards professionals who work in agencies that interact with trafficking victims. Many citizens came forward asking the question:
If we are not professionals who work in these agencies, how can we get involved?
Araminta Freedom Initiative is designed to answer that question. Araminta is partnering with the Governor’s office to put on a conference for the general public.Please join us for:
UNCHAINED Conference: Empowering Our Community to Abolish Modern Day Slavery
The conference will address how members of the community can actively engage in the mission to end child sex trafficking in our region. It will also highlight the various organizations that partner together on the Victim Services Committee of the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force.
This event is free and open to all. Registration is required.Register Here
9:30–10:00am Registrant Check-in
* Please bring a photo id with you to check-in the day of the conference.
10:00–11:00am General Session
11:10–11:50am Breakout Session 1 (Details below)
12:10–12:50pm Breakout Session 2 (Details below)
12:50–1:00pm Information Tables – Resource Center
Each session below will be held twice during the event, once during each Breakout Session in the schedule. You will need to select the sessions you wish to attend during the registration process.
Prevention Through the Vehicle of Education
Parents, youth workers, educators and administrators are invited to discover why prevention and intervention education is so important in the school system and in the community.
Cultivating a Traffic-free Business Community
Business professionals, hotel management and those working in the hospitality industry will learn why the business community must be involved in the mission against human trafficking. They will also explore what it means to have a traffic-free business.
Safely & Effectively Mobilizing Volunteers to End Trafficking
Nonprofit leaders and volunteers will learn the vital importance of volunteer training and safety protocols that lead to effective long-term anti-trafficking strategies and engagement.
Engaging the Faith Community
Leaders and members of various faith communities will discover how to get their congregations involved in the mission against domestic minor sex trafficking and why their involvement is so important.
Holistic Aftercare: A Relational Approach
Concerned citizens and professionals interested specifically in the well-being and recovery of survivors of human trafficking will examine why a holistic and relational approach to aftercare is essential.
We The People: Why Your Voice Matters in Annapolis
This year Maryland received a grade of “D” for its laws against trafficking in the SharedHope Protected Innocence Report. Those concerned about this reality will learn about recent legislation that was passed in Annapolis and the work that is still left to do. They will also discover why their voice, as a resident of Maryland, is so vital to getting laws passed that help end trafficking in our region.