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The Crossover Between Sex and Labor Trafficking: Elevation Without Segregation
August 16, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This 2-hour-long survivor panel focuses on the intersections across the labor and sex trafficking industries. It will include audience interactions, and a live Q&A. Hear the perspective and insights from lived experience experts as they discuss the importance of co-identification and reflect on experiences often overlooked by the anti-trafficking movement. This conversation will analyze how providers can better impact identification and direct service needs without segregating survivors by trafficking type. By recognizing the frequency at which sex and labor trafficking intersect, we can allow those with lived experience to identify the commonalities and work to destigmatize and uplift survivor experiences. Help us empower survivors by offering more opportunities for understanding, healing, and self-sufficiency.
Is this event for me? This event is intended for providers with an understanding of labor trafficking, sex trafficking, and trauma-informed service delivery.
Moderator – Jaimee Johnson. Jaimee Johnson is a lived experience expert on domestic sex trafficking with experience in the intersect of labor trafficking. She is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Sisters of the Streets. She also holds the title of mother, motivational speaker, advocate, first responder, consultant, social media marketer, entrepreneur, and activist. Sisters of the Streets focuses on empowering those impacted by sexual exploitation and providing harm reduction as a solution. Mrs.Johnson integrates her lived experience into her work by providing mentorship and resources to those desiring to transition out of that lifestyle while focusing on empowering the community to be a part of the solutions while identifying and addressing root issues that allow exploitation to thrive.
Panelist – Ashley Maha’a. Ashley Maha’a is a Mixed-race Native Hawaiian, born and raised on the east side of O’ahu. In 2020, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Criminal Justice and a focus on forensic sciences. She is a member of the MMNHWG Taskforce in Hawai’i, a Community Expert Consultant for the DHHS Victims of Human Trafficking Native communities, and a founding member of the advisory group Community Against Exploitation Hawai’i. Her contributions and collaborations extend to local organizations as well as to the continent for Nationally and Internationally recognized organizations. In addition, she is a mother, peer mentor, community organizer, and subject matter expert.
Panelist – Eric Harris. Eric Harris is an international consultant and field expert in the area of human trafficking education and advocacy. With 10 years of experience in the field. He has a bachelor’s in social work and is an alum of Anderson University Indiana. Human Trafficking field consultant for the state of, Indiana. National Association of Social Workers member and is a graduate of the Human Trafficking Leadership Academy through National.HumanTrafficking Training and Technical Center and the Heal Trafficking MGH institute train the trainer academy 2020. Consulted and trained for: Polaris project, NHTTAC, OTIP, Freedom Network, DHS, North County Lifeline Community Advisory Board, Indianan Law enforcement Cadets, Sane Nurses, and social work students, Department of Child Services, San Diego County Child protective services, Child welfare services, Juvenal Corrections, Cambridge University, and the Survivor alliance.
Panelist – Hazel Fasthorse. My name is Hazel Fasthorse, and I am a human trafficking specialist and victims liaison. I specialize in crimes against indigenous people, intergenerational trauma, and systemic abuse. I am a survivor of CSEC, child trafficking, and cult abuse.