12:15 – 1:15 p.m., Sutherland Moot Courtroom, S.J. Quinney College of Law
Human trafficking has often been referred to as “the invisible crime.” This crisis masks itself in legality by existing on the streets of Salt Lake in businesses that rarely cause suspicion. What occurs behind closed doors, however, is far more alarming and darker than many can imagine. The victims are amongst the most vulnerable in our community and perpetrators strip them of their choice, consent, and control while forcing them into domestic servitude, labor, and above all, prostitution or sex slavery. This mounting crisis is not only under-reported but misunderstood, and our current system is ill-equipped to respond effectively to victims seeking safety and freedom. Please join Veteran Fire Captain Fernando Rivero as he discusses modern day slavery in America, its existence in our community and your role in combating human trafficking. 1 hour CLE. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the certificate.
1 hour CLE (pending).
Fernando Rivero is a veteran Fire Captain and Paramedic in Salt Lake City. While working on a Master of Public Health degree at Westminster College he became interested in the problems of Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking in Utah. He is a member of the Utah Sexual Violence Council, Salt Lake Sexual Assault Response Team, Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the education committee chair of the Utah Trafficking in Persons Task Force. In addition, Fernando is a member of the Salt Lake City Mayor’s, Human Rights Council and an adjunct faculty member at Westminster College.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Global Justice and the Social Justice Student Initiative