SIDC To Host Conference About Human Trafficking

Savannah Interagency Diversity Council (SIDC) will be partnering with Savannah State University to host the third annual “Savannah Traffick Jam” in celebration of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The theme for the event will be “Raising Awareness, Igniting Change to End Human Trafficking” and will feature Ms. K. Michelle of 103.9 and Ms. Meredith Stutz of WSAV as Master of Ceremonies. The event will start at 8:00 AM on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Student Union Ballroom, located on the campus of Savannah State University, Savannah, Georgia.

Human Trafficking is a multi-dimensional crime that may involve forced sex acts, labor exploitation, violence, fraud and immigration schemes. This forum will educate the community about the different forms of human trafficking and teach people how to recognize signs of trafficking to help save victims. Available victim resources, offered by the government and community organizations, will also be highlighted.

This event is free for the general public and will feature speakers, panel discussions, entertainment, youth workshop, survivor stories, law enforcement workshop, professional trainings and resource fair. If you have any questions please contact Bill Gettis at gettis706@bellsouth.net or (912) 398-1343 or Jose Gonzales at jose.gonzales@ tsa.dhs.gov or (912) 961- 4911.

SIDC is a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of over forty representatives from federal, state and local organizations. Its goal is to promote the value of diversity in Savannah and support efforts to increase inclusion. SIDC further strives to promote the acceptance and understanding of diverse values, beliefs, interests, experiences, similarities, intellectual and cultural initiatives; provide opportunities within the university system for students to express their views and offer suggestions and solutions to encourage strong relationships among different cultures; increase awareness of diversity in the local community and promote a better understanding of cultures, races, gender and individuals with disabilities.

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