Slavery in the 21st Century"
FREE, Public Domain Video Program
Available as a C-Satellite Downlink and as an On-Demand
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
2:00-3:00 PM ET
Most Americans today equate slavery
as an issue of the American past - synonymous with
Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and something still
read about in volumes of history books. The
unfortunate reality is slavery not only exists in the
21st century, but is a $31-billion dollar
industry worldwide, second only to the international
drug trade. There are an estimated 27-million men,
women and children enslaved in 161 countries. The U.S.
is no exception. Join us for this important program!
Concepts for This Program Include:
Definition of Human Trafficking and the different
types that exist
Law enforcement issues pertaining to the complex
needs of victims
Real world solutions including possible actions
needed by non-governmental agencies
The need for accountability by growers in the food
Governmental Agencies, Border
Patrol, Law Enforcement, Healthcare, Non-Governmental
Organizations, Churches and Ministries;
Anti-Trafficking Coalitions; Colleges & Universities,
Community Organizations, Hotels/Motels, Restaurants,
Food Suppliers; Agricultural Agencies.
Panelists For This Program:
is the founding Executive Director of the FSU Center
for the Advancement of Human Rights and a practicing
human rights and immigration attorney. The Center
provides pro bono legal assistance to victims of sex
trafficking and labor trafficking, and works closely
with state and federal enforcement officials in the
investigation and prosecution of these cases.
Professor Coonan has trained law enforcement agencies
and service providers nationwide on the Trafficking
Victim Protection Act, and was one of the designers of
the Justice Department and FDLE training curricula on
Detective James McBride
was selected as the lead investigator on the
Clearwater/Tampa Bay Area Human Trafficking Task Force
in August of 2006. As lead investigator, he is
responsible for building relationships with all ethnic
communities, non-governmental agencies, faith based
organizations and law enforcement agencies within a
three county area of Florida. His duties include the
investigation of human trafficking; sex trafficking,
domestic sex trafficking, labor trafficking, domestic
servitude, human smuggling and fraudulent immigration
currently serves as Polaris Project's Executive
Director and CEO. Mr. Myles works on all areas of
Polaris Project's comprehensive approach to fighting
human trafficking, including over-seeing the direct
victims services efforts of local offices in
Washington D.C. and New Jersey, supervising the policy
team's advocay initiatives at the Federal and state
levels. and providing strategic oversight for Polaris
Project's operation of the National Human Tafficking
Resources Center (NHTRC) hotline. His
anti-trafficking efforts have been covered in the New
York Times, Washington Post, and CNN's Anderson
The program is sponsored by the
St. Petersburg College Center
For Human Trafficking Awareness and was produced
Center For Public Safety Innovation (CPSI). This
project was supported by Grant No. 2010-DD-BX-K018
awarded by the Bureau
of Justice Assistance (BJA).
of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office
of Justice Programs.
This live and interactive
program is available via satellite over C band and the
DOD/DETN Warrior satellite downlinks, private network
carriers and selected community cable access stations.
It is also available as a live and interactive webcast
via the Internet for those without satellite access.
Only one Point-of-Contact need register for each viewing
location. Final satellite coordinates and webcast links
will be provided to all registered site coordinators by
the Monday prior to the broadcast date.