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July Safety Council Meeting
Medallion Club
5000 Club Drive
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 794-6960

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Thursday, July 12, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM EDT
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Topic

Human trafficking, the second largest criminal enterprise in the world, is unfortunately a crime that is taking place across our country. Boys and girls, men and women are forced into sex and labor trafficking everyday across the nation. As the eyes and ears of our nation's highway systems, professional truck drivers are in a unique position to help provide tips to law enforcement and help see that victims are recovered, and perpetrators are arrested. Truckers Against Trafficking is equipping our industry free training resources in order to empower more and more men and women to help combat this crime. Come and learn how you can be a part of this important work.

My presentation will include:

  • A brief Human Trafficking 101
  • Information on TAT and our Mission
  • A short explainer of our free training materials
  • A call to action that will inspire member companies to get involved, or increase engagement

Presented by:

Laura Cyrus, director of operations with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), has been with the organization since 2013, beginning as an intern while completing her master’s degree at the Korbel School within the University of Denver. There, she studied international human rights, completing dual specializations in forced labor and human trafficking and international administration and law. As director of operations with TAT, Laura is involved in both the macro and micro aspects of running a national non-profit organization. She travels nationally to speak on behalf of TAT, enabling her to build relationships with relevant industry stakeholders and activate new donors. Laura also oversees general systems of the organization and its programs, working to collect and extrapolate data in order to measure effectiveness. Whether speaking with international dignitaries or forming partnerships with state patrol officers, DOT and state agency representatives, college students, trucking company executives, or the everyday heroes of the road (aka American truck drivers), Laura enjoys sharing her passion on the topic of anti-trafficking efforts and encouraging everyone to find the most effective way they can be a change-maker in this work.

Schedule:

Registration begins at 11 am
Lunch 11:30 am
Presentation 12:15 pm

Contact: Sam Murphy, Programs Coordinator - Ohio Trucking Association (614) 225-1031