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Human Trafficking: Too Close to Home

Join the Howard Baker Center in welcoming Jamesena Walker, Special Agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, to discuss human trafficking in the Knoxville area. She will be joined by guest, Anita Voorhees, International Justice Mission Regional Vice President.

Human Trafficking has become the second fastest growing criminal industry and it is affecting Tennessee! In the US, a child is a victim of human trafficking approximately every 2 minutes. Nearly 100 children are trafficked online each month in Tennessee. Knoxville has one of the state’s highest reports of trafficking due to its proximity to three major interstate highways. These statistics reveal a disturbing problem about our community. Join us to learn about this issue as expert panelists discuss current laws and what can be done to solve this problem. 

This event is free and open to the public. Guests may park for free in the Vol Hall Garage by requesting a parking voucher from Baker Center staff at the event. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Baker School of Public Policy and Public Affairs, Toyota Auditorium - Room 103
1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996

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