Social work symposium to address human trafficking

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Social work symposium to address human trafficking

“Human Trafficking: Seeking Justice” will be the topic of the 17th Annual Harry Specht Memorial Child Welfare Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the University Dining Hall, hosted by the Title IV-E Child Welfare Program at Fresno State. The symposium will feature speakers Melissa Gomez, program manager for the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission’s Central Valley Against Human Trafficking Project and chair of the Central Valley Freedom Coalition; and Ryan Townsend, executive director of the Central Valley Justice Coalition. Two survivors of human trafficking will also share their stories giving participants an intimate look into the minds of trafficking victims. INFO: Maggie Armistead at marmistead@csufresno.edu or 559.278.6851.