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Human Trafficking: Global Perspectives, Local Solutions

February 17, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm


Presented by the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Social Justice Student Initiative

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8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)
The 2017 Human Trafficking Symposium will feature professionals and community leaders who have worked to combat refugee and immigration trafficking, sex trafficking, and labor trafficking in their respective fields and who will speak to this issue as a global problem with local implications. Each presenter will offer a unique perspective on how our community can address human trafficking in Utah and across the globe.

The keynote speaker is Laura Lederer, the president and founder of Globalcenturion.org, an organization dedicated to fighting modern slavery by working to eliminate the demand-side of sex and labor trafficking. The event will also host panels and speakers throughout the day as we join together as a community to address one of the most serious human rights issues of our generation.

4 hours of CLE. Free and open to the public but registration is requested.


8:30-9:30 a.m. – Registration check-in and light breakfast reception

9:30-10:00 a.m.- Itinerary presentation and opening remarks from Attorney General Reyes.

10:00- 11:00 a.m.- Where We Go Now: Human Trafficking Issues from the Perspective of a Survivor – Gina Salazar

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – LUNCH

12:00- 1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Laura Lederer from Global Centurion, on the global and local implications of labor and sex trafficking

1:00- 2:00 p.m.- Local experts panel: perspectives from different fields on what we, as a community, can do and what potential solutions could be for the human trafficking problem

Panelists include: Daniel Strong, Prosecutor, Nate Mutter, Investigator, Cory Rood, Physician, Nicole Lowe, Attorney Homeless Youth Legal Clinic, Elizabeth Hendrix, Service Provider

2:00- 2:30 p.m.- Closing remarks

2:30 p.m.- Reception

Keynote Address:
Laura J. Lederer, President & Founder, Global Centurion (2010 – Present)
laura-ledererLaura J. Lederer founded and directed The Protection Project at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1997. From 2001 to 2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons to Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, Paula J. Dobriansky, and then Senior Director of Global Projects in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State.

From 2001 to 2009, she was also the Executive Director of the Senior Policy Operating Group on Trafficking in Persons, a high-level policy group that staffed the President’s cabinet-level Inter-agency Task Force on Trafficking in Persons. In 2010, Ms. Lederer founded Global Centurion, a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating modern slavery by focusing on the demand side of the problem – the perpetrators, exploiters, buyers, and end-users of human beings, seeking to prevent modern slavery at its source.

Under her leadership, Global Centurion has developed significant demand-focused research and programs, including sector specific trainings for the U.S. Department of Defense; designed and conducted innovative research on the health consequences of human trafficking and on the link between organized crime and human trafficking; provided cutting-edge education, awareness and advocacy training to communities, civic leaders, NGOs, law enforcement and at-risk populations; and established partnerships and collaborative networks to respond to modern slavery.

Survivor Bio:
Gina was born in Salt Lake City to a Mexican American father and a mother of German descent. She was the eldest of two girls, and by age 13 she was being trafficked to numerous drug dealers. By age 23 she was living independently on the street. Today she is a survivor and a Domestic Case Manager for many women like herself. She serves to make a difference in her home state.

Past Human Trafficking Symposium’s

2016 event – At-Risk Youth: Pathways to Delinquency and Sex Trafficking

2015 event – The Invisible Crime: Human Trafficking in Utah

2014 event – Center for Global Justice: Human Trafficking Workshop

For questions about this event contact SJSI.

This event is sponsored by the the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Global Law Program, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences and the University of Utah College of Social Work.

Free parking is available at the Rice-Eccles Stadium. We encourage you to use public transportation to our events. Take TRAX University line to the Stadium stop and walk a half block north. For other public transit options use UTA’s Trip Planner. The law school is on the Red Route for the University’s free campus shuttles (College of Law stop).


February 17, 2017
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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