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Human Trafficking on the Jobsite
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
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Human Trafficking on the Jobsite
A Virtual Discussion with a human trafficking advocacy group
June 28, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm 
COST: Free, but you must register here - This is a virtual event

Be Aware of Human Trafficking on your jobsites.  Join NAWIC, ASAMW, and Meg Hughey and Karen Romero from Freedom Network USA as we discuss the timely topic of Human Trafficking. This session will provide participants with real case examples of what trafficking in construction work may look like. Meg and Karen will share information around the who, what, when, where, why and how of human trafficking, and will discuss the populations who may be most vulnerable to trafficking. Attendees will learn information about best practices and labor rights to  ensure they are providing and maintaining a healthy work environment on their job sites.  

Our Speakers


Karen Romero, Institute Director
Karen joined Freedom Network USA with a history in direct service provision and program management in the areas of human rights and immigrant rights. She is a native Spanish speaker who worked with survivors of sexual assault as a bilingual therapist at Utah’s Rape Recovery Center, where she was trained in EMDR. She went on to direct the YWCA Utah domestic violence shelter and oversaw a team of case managers as well as provided therapy to survivors of domestic violence. Later, she served as the Social Services Director for Ayuda, an NGO based in DC, serving survivors of trafficking, domestic violence, and unaccompanied minors. Most recently, Karen worked at Polaris as the Training and Survivor Services Manager. Karen received her Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Utah.

  Meg Hughey, Resource Specialist
Meg joined Freedom Network USA with a history of education and outreach surrounding the issues of human trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Previously, she was the Community Impact Coordinator at the YWCA Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan where she was responsible for providing research-based education and outreach on the subjects of human trafficking and sexual violence. While in this role she was trained in trauma-informed care and racial equity work. Meg studied English literature at Michigan State University from 2010-2015, and is currently completing a Bachelor’s in University Studies at Western Michigan University.

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