Webinar: Increasing Community Awareness of Labor Trafficking
Presenters will discuss trauma-informed approaches to increasing community awareness of labor trafficking, as well as explore how to help community partners provide potential victims with appropriate resources for support. As a result of the session, participants will: identify approaches that victim service providers can take to expand their knowledge and/or community knowledge of labor trafficking, discuss innovative approaches for outreach and awareness on labor trafficking, and identify resources and approaches for referring potential victims of labor trafficking safely for additional support.
Sarah Southey serves as a program assistant for the Buffett-McCain Institute Initiative to Combat Modern Slavery. In this role, she supports the team in Texas to combat forced labor in the agricultural sector. Before joining the McCain Institute for International Leadership, Ms. Southey was a legal and outreach intern at a labor rights organization in Mexico City, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante. While living in Mexico City, Ms. Southey also interned at Case Refugiados as a community integration program assistant, helping people seeking asylum from Central America to find employment. Ms. Southey graduated from McGill University with a bachelor’s degree, double majoring in Physiology and Latin-American Studies.
Patricia Medige has provided legal representation to low wage workers and immigrant crime victims with Colorado nonprofit organizations since 1995. Ms. Medige has been an appointee to the Colorado gubernatorial Human Trafficking Council since 2014 and was honored to be a co-recipient of the Freedom Network (USA) Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award in 2009. She has presented at numerous conferences and written several law review articles on immigrant labor and human trafficking issues.