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Global Cooperation in the Fight Against Human Trafficking
May 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm CDT/ $5 – $15
This program is made possible by Carlson Family Foundation.
Human trafficking knows no boundaries, but neither do the efforts of those committed to ending the transportation of people from one country to another for forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation.
Join us for an evening seminar that will connect local anti-trafficking professionals with their international counterparts, inform the general public on a timely issue with both local and global relevance, and engage students and community members committed to ending human exploitation, wherever it takes place. This program is ideal for those working across sectors to end human trafficking, including community members, government and law enforcement officials, legislators, journalists, and representatives from human rights organizations.
Ramsey County Attorney John J. Choi will speak about Minnesota’s anti-trafficking efforts including his innovative approach to holding abusers accountable while working collaboratively with advocacy agencies to help victims, which has transformed the way government intervenes in domestic violence and sex trafficking situations.
Making history as the first Korean-American Chief Prosecutor in the nation, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi leads the public law and prosecution office in the most diverse county in the state. Since taking office, John has become a state and national leader in the fight against sex trafficking. Previously as St. Paul City Attorney, John was recognized by his colleagues across North America with the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s top award for distinguished public service. Prior to his career in the public sector, John spent a decade in private practice focused on government relations, administrative law, municipal law, and civil litigation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law, and was a Humphrey Fellow at the University of Minnesota.
More than a dozen anti-trafficking professionals from around the world will share their countries’ experiences and describe the support networks they are creating to end this practice. These visitors will be in Minnesota as part of our Professional Exchanges program and participants in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.
Moderated by Michele Garnett McKenzie, Deputy Director, Director of Advocacy for the Advocates for Human Rights.
Following the program, all attendees are invited to an hors d’oeuvre reception to meet the international visitors and speakers.
New Member Special*
Become a new Global Minnesota member at the $75 level or above and attend this seminar for free! Call us at 612.625.1662 to register for the New Member Special.
*New member tax deductibility will be impacted by the benefits received through this special.