The University of Toledo will host a Human Trafficking Roundtable Friday, June 26, to discuss recent legislation aimed to combat the issue.
Organized by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, the event will bring together UT researchers, law enforcement officials and a survivor of human trafficking at 9:30 a.m. in the Law Center McQuade Law Auditorium on UT’s Main Campus.
The hourlong roundtable event will include discussion on the Bringing Missing Children Home Act, Ensuring a Better Response for Victims of Child Sex Trafficking, and Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.
Dr. Celia Williamson, UT professor of social work and a nationally recognized expert on human trafficking advocacy, and UT Interim President Nagi Naganathan will participate in the event. Williamson recently was named director of UT’s new Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute.