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Human Trafficking in Agriculture: Service and Policy from a Human Rights Approach

This session takes a look at current policy and practices with migrant farm workers using examples from local farms. In so doing, it will discuss current challenges facing advocacy and practice to centralizing a human rights-based approach.

Presenter Renan Salgado was born in Ecuador and migrated to the United States in 1984. He is the Senior Human Trafficking Specialist at the Worker Justice Center, formerly known as Farmworker Legal Services, and has been investigating cases of migrant farmworker exploitation since January of 2000. Renan has dedicating his career to the fight against human trafficking in agriculture and recently has expanded his investigations to other industries, mostly focusing on labor trafficking. He is responsible for the creation of multiple human trafficking task forces throughout NY, working on cases together with agents from the FBI, Homeland Security, State Police, and local law enforcement units throughout the state. Renan has also been training local, state, and federal law enforcement agents since 2007 and has been a keynote speaker and panelist at various National and International human trafficking conferences.

Please join us October 9 in the Liberal Arts Building, McCue Auditorium, from 2 to 3:15 pm, for this exciting and informative presentation.

contact: Kristin Heffernan, kheffern@brockport.edu
submitted: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 by kheffern
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