Human Trafficking Forum

An all-day workshop on human trafficking for law enforcement, medical, mental health, and legal professionals, as well as first responders, civil servants, and educators, will be held Fridaytomorrow at the Stony Brook Southampton campus. Thursday from 7 to 9, there will be a program for the larger community, offering an overview of the problem “to help participants gain an increased awareness and understanding of how this crime occurs in our community,” according to a release. 

Both tonight’s program and tomorrow’s training session are presented as a collaboration by the Retreat, the Shinnecock Community Health Worker Program, the Shinnecock Substance Abuse Mobilization Project, the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons, OLA of Eastern Long Island, and the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare. The focus is on “what we can do as professionals and/or community members to respond,” said Pam Greinke, director of advocacy at the Retreat.

Presenters tomorrow include Jeri Moomaw, executive director of Innovations HTC, a human rights organization working to eradicate sex and labor trafficking in the United States; Dr. Makini Chisolm-Straker of the department of emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Brooklyn, and Roxanne White, an indigenous outreach coordinator with Innovations HTC. The training session will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Chancellors Hall. The cost is $35, including breakfast, lunch, and a snack. Registration is at humantraffickingli.eventbrite.com.