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Understanding the Intersection of Sex Work and Human Trafficking
June 14, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Registration is now open for the Understanding the Intersection of Sex Work and Human Trafficking webinar presented by Freedom Network Training Institute. This webinar will provide an overview of the intersection of sex work and human trafficking. The presenters will explore the similarities and differences between sex work and human trafficking. Attendees will learn practical ways to serve survivors who may be engaging in sex work.
This webinar will be part of a 3-part series exploring the different intersections of sex work and human trafficking. The following two webinars are Tuesday, June 14th, from 3:00-430 pm EST, and Tuesday, August 9th, from 3:00-4:30 pm EST. Please be on the lookout for registration information!
Registration cost: $30
Chris Ash, Survivor Leadership Program Manager
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
Chris Ash (they/them) is the Survivor Leadership Program Manager at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST-LA). They are developing supports, empowerment, opportunities, and professional development for survivors of human trafficking to engage meaningfully as the movement’s organizational, strategy, and thought leaders. Before coming to CAST-LA, Chris was the Anti-Human Trafficking Specialist, and later the Prevention Education Program Manager, for the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA). Chris’ current work bridges lived experience, years of direct service and community-based consent, and prevention education work. Additionally, they have graduate studies in social justice, human rights, and gender theory.
Mariah Grant, Research and Advocacy Director
Sex Workers Project
Mariah Grant (she/her) is a human rights and migration specialist with a focus on migrant and sex workers’ rights, freedom of movement, and labor exploitation. She is currently the Research and Advocacy Director at the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center where she oversees SWP policy advocacy and development of original research. Prior to joining SWP, Mariah was a Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist for ICF International. She coordinated the Human Trafficking Expert Consultant Network for the US Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and supported other ICF projects related to migration and trafficking in persons. Mariah has a Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democratization (Asia Pacific) from the University of Sydney.