Thursday, February 5, 2015

Feb'15: Human Trafficking 101, An Overview for Libraries (USCIS)

Monday, February 23, 2015 from 1 to 2:00 p.m. EST

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a special webinar designed for librarians in recognition of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

Human Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery, and involves the use of fraud, force, or coercion to exploit human beings for some type of labor or commercial sex purpose. Every year, millions of men, women, and children worldwide—including in the United States—are victims of human trafficking.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for investigating human trafficking, arresting traffickers and protecting victims. To highlight and unify the Departments efforts to combat human trafficking, the Department launched the Blue Campaign, which seeks to enhance public awareness, provide training, identify victim assistance, and support law enforcement investigations.

During this webinar, representatives from the DHS Campaign will provide an overview of the Department’s human trafficking efforts and identify the various resources and tools currently available to raise awareness within local communities.

To register for this session, please follow the steps below:

    Visit our registration page to confirm your participation
    Enter your email address and select “Submit”
    Select “Subscriber Preferences”
    Select the “Event Registration” tab
    Be sure to provide your full name and organization
    Complete the questions and select “Submit”

You must register by Friday, February 20, 2015. Once we process your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details.