Hundreds of London high school students have been invited to a symposium on human trafficking next week.
The London Anti-Human Trafficking Committee has invited student leaders from every high school in the London area to the all-day symposium, to be held at BMO Centre (295 Rectory St.) on Thursday (Nov. 28) starting at 9 a.m.
Speakers will include Karlee Sapoznik, co-founder of the Alliance Against Modern Slavery, Kelly Cameron of International Justice Mission and former sex trade worker Katarina MacLeod.
“These students have been identified by their teachers as those who exhibit a conscience for social justice,” organizer Bri Blencowe said. “The goal is that they will return to their schools informed, inspired and encouraged to engage others in projects that make a difference.”
In addition to the featured speakers, many local service agencies will be there to inform the students, including:
• Alliance Against Modern Slavery
• At^lohsa Native Family Healing Services
• Coalition Assisting Trafficked Individuals
• Crime Stoppers London
• International Justice Mission
• London Abused Women’s Center
• London Police Service
• Middlesex London Health Unit
• Ontario Provincial Police
• Regional HIV/Aids Connection
• Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre
• Safe Space
• Salvation Army Community Alternatives for Youth
• Sexual Assault Centre London
• St. Leonard’s Community Services London & Region
• Western Area Youth Services and Women’s Community House.