Human trafficking awareness conference comes Nov. 3

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (RAASE), with support from the SwedishAmerican Foundation, will host a Human Trafficking Conference next month.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Julia Geynisman-Tan, MD
    • Fellow, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital
    • Topic: Human Trafficking and Health Care
  • Mary Durant, MSW
    • Action Plan Manager, Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking
    • Topic: Survivor Perspective
  • Labor and Sex Trafficking Simulations

Cost is $35 for healthcare professionals and the community and $20 for students. Healthcare professionals are approved for four CEUs.

The RAASE Human Trafficking Conference is Friday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to noon at Heartland Community Church, 1280 S. Alpine Road. Registration is at 7:30 a.m.

Register online at or download, print and mail the form below with a check payable to: RAASE, PO Box 7691, Rockford, IL 61126. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by October 25.

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