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ENRICH-0402 – Curr Iss: Human Trafficking (ENRICH-0402_TRFK)

Human Trafficking in Colorado and Beyond

What images come to mind when you hear the words human trafficking? Back rooms in Bangkok, dark alleys in Moscow or the side streets of Mexico City? It happens elsewhere, right? Not in our backyard? The truth: The green, manicured parks of Denver play host. The U.S. is a top destination country for human trafficking, and Colorado has established one of the earliest statewide responses to address human trafficking. In fact, the person knocking on your door to sell magazines might be a victim. Children here get lured on the internet, in malls, and yes, at parks. Armed thugs watch over undocumented workers on farms in northern Colorado. Sheep herders on the western slope navigate extreme working conditions. Sadly, it wasn’t until 2000 that human trafficking was officially declared a global human rights abuse. Yes, progress, but painfully—even shamefully—slow. The declaration has helped, but much work remains. Join anti-trafficking advocate Amanda Finger and retired U.S. Ambassador Gary Grappo as they share an unflinching, front-line view of the war on human trafficking—both here and abroad. Get their thoughtful insights on trafficking’s history, growth, policy approaches, perpetrator tactics, psychological impacts and Colorado’s response. Gain a deeper understanding of the difficulties, frustrations and (yes) hopes of those fighting to turn human trafficking into human triumph.

Two Zoom sessions
Tue., Nov. 10, 17, 2020, 6:30-8:30 pm MT

Amanda Finger is the executive director and co-founder of the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking who has worked on anti-trafficking in Colorado since 2005.

Gary Grappo is a Distinguished Fellow at The Center for Middle East Studies at the Korbel School of International Studies with 40 years of diplomatic and public policy experience.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlinePlaces Left: 8Waitlist Places Left: 5Fee: $70


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Tuesday10th November 202010th November 202006:30PM - 08:30PMN/AGary Grappo
Tuesday17th November 202017th November 202006:30PM - 08:30PMN/AAmanda Finger