Dick Durbin, Opening Remarks: United States Senator, Illinois; Marian Hatcher, Senior Project Manager, Human Trafficking Coordinator, Cook County Sheriff’s Office; Rochelle Keyhan , Director of Disruption Strategies, Polaris. Moderated by Laura Ng, Executive Director, Traffick Free. Watch the entire discussion here.
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Laura shared great tips on how to get started with a nonprofit organizations. From the importance of gathering information to what kinds of boards to put in place, Laura gives encouragement, realistic advice and funny anecdotes along the way! She shares how collaboration, partnership and humility have played a large role in giving their organization credibility in the community. Listen here.
“The city has the third-highest volume of human trafficking in the country, and experts say this new group could be in the position to make a big impact.” Read the entire article here.
In 2009 Laura Ng MSW ‘15 was working in corporate America with her eyes on law school and volunteering at her church with an organization fighting human trafficking. By 2013 Laura had seen this organization through its incorporation as a not-for-profit, taken over full time as its executive director and re-enrolled in school to earn her masters in social work. Read the full article here.
Through her work at Traffick Free, Laura complemented Kevin’s global perspective on modern slavery with local insight on what human trafficking looks like here in Chicago. Read the summary of the evening here.
August 7th, 2013 – Special Events Director, Vanessa Beck, uses her background in Education and Event Management to serve on the Traffick Free Leadership team. Vanessa’s heart was first opened to the global injustice of human trafficking while she was in Thailand on a short-term missions trip. She arrived in Chicago in December of last year and is pelased to help aid in the fight of human trafficking with Traffick Free, including our 5k Run Against Traffick on September 7th! Listen to Vanessa’s interview here.
February 27th, 2013 – Communications Director, Sarah Amidon, talks to Nancy Turner on “This is the Day” about human trafficking in Chicagoland and what Traffick Free is doing to bring an end to it. Listen here.
Human Trafficking in Illinois Fact Sheet (download)