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Ransoming the Captive: Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Putting Forth a Victim-Centered Approach

February 22, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Join us for this third talk in our “Corporal Works of Mercy” series with speaker Ashley Feasley, director of policy for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)’s Office of Migration & Refugee Services.

Human trafficking, modern slavery — we don’t see it happening, but we see its effects all around us — from the clothes we wear , to the food we eat, and the services we use. Each year, 17,000 vulnerable victims at trafficked across U.S. borders and exploited through forces sex or labor. Find out how the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Migration and Refugee Service is leading efforts here in the U.S. to combat trafficking and restore dignity to its victims through advocacy, awareness raising, training & technical assistance and integration services.

About the Speaker
Ashley Feasley is the director of policy for the USCCB Migration and Refugee Services. Prior to the USCCB, she served as director of advocacy for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC). She has also taught at the law schools of Fordham University and the Catholic University of America. She focuses her work and scholarship on migration law, including immigration law, human trafficking, refugee and asylum law, and protection of vulnerable mobile populations. She has testified before Congress, published numerous articles, and appeared in the media to speak on these issues.

Lunch provided; limited seating

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DePaul University Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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