The focus of this workshop is to explore the ways in which privilege and oppression intersect within the lives of human trafficking victims. We will begin by looking at human trafficking in a historical context, to gain a firm understanding of how the first trafficking laws came into effect and for whom they were established to protect. We will also delve into the current discourse surrounding human trafficking and victimization, which will underscore how many of the different systems that human trafficking victims come into contact with perpetuate various forms of oppression and violence within their lives.
- Explain how historically the discourse surrounding human trafficking has excluded marginalized groups.
- Critique the ways in which various systems continue to perpetuate oppressive power and control dynamics.
- Better engage victims in culturally relevant safety planning and help seeking strategies, with a fuller understanding of the intersectional lives of victims.