The theme for the 2020 symposium, held on February 6th, was ‘Joining Forces on the Frontlines.’ This aligns with, and supports, Colorado State University’s land-grant heritage and its mission involving community engagement and public service in response to the needs of the people of Colorado, the nation, and around the world.
The symposium offered three tracks: a 101 ‘Awareness Track’ for community members, a 201 ‘Professional Track’ for professionals seeking advanced training, and a 301 ‘Research Track’ for researchers and academics that highlighted cutting-edge research in the field.
The symposium also featured a ‘Community Resource Expo’ in which 21 organizations and groups were present.
Photos were taken at the 2018 Northern Colorado Human Trafficking Symposium.
A vision was created in 2018 that brought together a passionate group of women and organizations who are committed to fighting the injustice of human trafficking. The inaugural symposium, hosted at Colorado State University was attended by hundreds of service providers, community members, professionals, and students. It involved presentations and workshops by leading national and international activists in Colorado and around the world, and was featured in major media outlets in Colorado and the nation. The achievements of the inaugural committee are deeply appreciated for initiating the symposium for the community of Northern Colorado and for bringing it to the next level of training and exposure.
Thank you, inaugural committee members: Beth Bruno, A Face to Reframe; Megan Lundstrom, Free Our Girls; Karrin Anderson, Colorado State University; Lumina Albert, Colorado State University; Stacy Grant, Colorado State University and Nancy Richardson, Rescue: Freedom International. The Northern Colorado Human Trafficking Symposium will continue to be hosted for the Northern Colorado community for the years to come. The event is hosted at Colorado State University in partnership with local and international organizations, universities, survivors and leaders committed to anti-trafficking efforts. Some of the incredible partners for the 2020 Norther Colorado Human Trafficking Symposium are Free Our Girls, Rescue: Freedom, University of Northern Colorado and U Count.