April 5, 2012
Contact: University Relations
Human trafficking will be the focus of a symposium at the University of Baltimore School of Law on Thursday, April 5, from 3-8 p.m. The symposium will present the federal and state legal framework on the issues of domestic and international human trafficking. Free and open to the public, it will be held in the Angelos Law Center,1415 Maryland Ave. The event is sponsored by Students Supporting the Women's Law Center in the School of Law. Advance registration is encouraged (details below).
Confirmed panelists include:
Rachel Lloyd, founder and executive director of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, will also present her memoir Girls Like Us, which tells the story of her own experience as a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation and her subsequent founding of GEMS. Lloyd is a nationally recognized expert in the field, and played a key role in the successful passage of New York State's groundbreaking Safe Harbor Act for Sexually Exploited Youth, the first law in the country designed to end the prosecution of child victims of sex trafficking. Her trailblazing advocacy is also the subject of the critically-acclaimed Showtime documentary Very Young Girls.
A reception and book signing will follow. Copies of Girls Like Us will be available for purchase at the reception.
An R.S.V.P. is suggested as space is limited. Registration is available online.
For more information, contact Jessica Emerson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.