Around the world, people are enjoying increasing mobility. The anonymity provided by cyberspace, coupled with the ease with which travelers can now access children in every part of the world, including in the United States, means that youth are now more vulnerable than ever. The hospitality industry is uniquely situated to be the eyes and ears of identifying human trafficking and child exploitation. With an estimated 500 hotels in New York City alone, awareness has the potential to create a meaningful impact and save lives.
Please join us for a conference on Human Trafficking and hear from:
- Katrina Owens, an advocate and survivor of domestic child sex trafficking
- Julia Wejchert of ECPAT-USA, a non-profit organization that helps companies fight human trafficking on this highly sensitive cause
- A representative from the New York City Police Department, Vice Enforcement Division, on how the NYPD and the hotel industry can work together to address these issues
For more information, visit hanyc.org/events.