Seminar: "Labor Trafficking: It's In Your Backyard (The Business Model of Labor Trafficking)"


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What do you know about human trafficking? What do you need to know? What can we do to end this evil? Join us on the third Thursday of the month this spring for "Human Trafficking & Forced Labor: An Introduction to the Problem, Those Fighting It, and What You Can Do." This Zoom series will feature a diverse group of leaders and experts in the fight against against human trafficking and forced labor. The seminars are free and open to the public. 

Labor Trafficking: It's In Your Backyard (The Business Model of Labor Trafficking)

Moderator: Vickie Seeger, Imago Dei

Speaker: Terrence C. “Terry” Coonan, J.D., M.A., M.Div., College of Law, Executive Director of the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights.

How to attend

This event will be hosted virtually.
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About the speaker

Professor Terry Coonan 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 law enforcement officials in the investigation and prosecution of these cases.

Professor Coonan teaches in the Law, Criminology, and Film Schools at FSU. He served as the lead researcher on the 2010 “Florida Strategic Plan on Human Trafficking” commissioned by the Florida Legislature and Governor’s Office, and currently serves as the appointee of Attorney General Ashley Moody on the Florida Statewide Council on Human Trafficking. He has worked closely with Florida legislators in the design of Florida’s anti-trafficking laws for the past decade and testified as a subject matter expert in courts and before the Florida Legislature. 

Professor Coonan has trained law enforcement agencies and service providers nationwide on the Trafficking Victim Protection Act. As the lead trainer for the National Judicial College, he has also trained judges in over 30 states on human trafficking, most recently doing so for the Florida Supreme Court and appellate judges. He has worked as a subject matter expert on human trafficking with the White House, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Transportation. Professor Coonan holds B.A. and M.Div. degrees from the University of Notre Dame.