Grinnell College's Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights will host a three-day symposium, April 16-18, to discuss Human Trafficking.
"Iowa is a major hub of domestic human trafficking," explained Sarah Purcell, director of the Rosenfield Program and associate professor of history, "we want to connect that knowledge to vital international issues of sex trafficking and forced labor by raising awareness with this symposium."
The three-day symposium will include the following free, public events to be held in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center on the Grinnell campus:
Tues., April 16, 4:15 p.m.: "The Truth about Domestic Sex Trafficking and How it Affects You," a lecture by Tina Frundt, executive director and founder of Courtney's House.
Tues., April 16, 8 p.m.: "Fighting Human Trafficking in Iowa," a panel discussion with the Rev. Brian McVey, rector of St. Alban's Episcopal church in Davenport; Maggie Tinsman, former Iowa state senator and anti-human trafficking activist; and Michael J. Ferjak, criminal investigator at the Iowa Department of Justice, office of the Attorney General.
Wed., April 17, noon: "The Business of Human Trafficking," a Scholars' Convocation led by Louise Shelley, university professor, the School of Public Policy at George Mason University and director of Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCC).
Wed., April 17, 4:15 p.m.: Convocation question-and-answer session with Louise Shelley.
Wed., April 17, 8 p.m.: "Human Trafficking: A Historical and Global Perspective," a presentation by Jose Moya, professor of history at Barnard College and Columbia University. This visit is co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies and Latin American Studies.
Thurs., April 18, 8 p.m.: Screening of Dreams Die Hard, a documentary that tells the stories of human trafficking victims in the United States and those fighting to set them free. Sponsored by Free the Slaves.
For more information about the April human trafficking symposium, contact Sarah Purcell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 641-269-3091. Grinnell welcomes and encourages the participation of people with disabilities. Information on parking and accessibility is available on the college website. Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations at 641-269-3235 or email@example.com.