January 12, 2024

Womankind proudly invites you to our 11th annual anti-human trafficking conference, Building Rapport in a Gendered Culture!
Through a multidimensional cultural lens, panelists from the social services, legal, and community organizing sectors will explore the importance of building rapport with survivors of human trafficking in their respective fields. What does this look like for communities that must navigate systemic issues such as discrimination, poverty, and violence? How can we use advocacy and our shared humanity to advance the anti-human trafficking movement?
We extend our deepest gratitude to the following panelists and moderators who shared their time, knowledge, and experience with us:
Panel #1

Alejandra Yepez / Advocate, Womankind

Thida Virak / Director of Social Service and Advocacy, Mekong NYC

Nadia Swanson, LCSW / Director of Technical Assistance and Advocacy, The Ali Forney Center

Panel #2
Gehan Ghanem, Esq. / Staff Attorney, Womankind
aisha lewis-mccoy / Staff Attorney, Bronx Trial Office; The Legal Aid Society
Courtney Razner / Deputy Unit Chief of the Human Trafficking Unit, New York County District Attorney's Office