Connections: The misconceptions and realities surrounding human trafficking in Rochester
Human trafficking is real, and it's here in Rochester. How can we spot red flags and potential victims? Our panel discusses misconceptions and realities regarding human trafficking. How does it start? Who is targeted?
We also preview local events -- including the "Human Trafficking: A Rochester Problem Too" conference at RIT -- and discuss an acclaimed novel called Little Peach. The author, Peggy Kern, will be part of a panel discussion in Rochester that will include representatives from Hillside Family of Agencies, Bivona Child Advocacy Center, and the Center for Youth. Our guests:
Jennifer Wolfley, human trafficking victim, founder and director of outreach services for the Paperbag Ladies, and criminal justice professor at RIT
Celia McIntosh, chair of the Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking (RRCAHT)
Tanya Conley, supervising attorney at Legal Aid Attorney for the Child Program
Mary Whittier, founding executive director of Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Peggy Kern, author of the young adult novel, Little Peach