The South Texas College Cooper Center for Communication Arts will be the location of the 13th Annual Human Trafficking Conference, April 23-24.

The conference is co-organized by various academic institutions and non-profit organizations including STC’s Women’s Studies Committee. The conference will explore cross-border and trans-border issues in the context of a globalized responsiveness to human trafficking.

Associate Professor of Political Science and conference committee co-chair, Jennifer Clark says these issues are more crucial than ever.

“This year’s conference could not be more timely, particularly with the current trends in restrictive immigration policies, the militarization of the border and the criminalization of migration,” said Clark.

The goal of the conference is to raise awareness about the pervasiveness of trafficking and migration, both around the world and locally. The increase in labor trafficking in Texas will also be discussed as the numbers have increased significantly in the RGV according to Clark.

For more information on the conference visit https://academicaffairs.southtexascollege.edu/womens_studies/conference/index.html.

 

 

Who: South Texas College Women’s Studies Committee and academic institutions on both sides of the border

 

What: Mas Alla de la Frontera: Global Responses to Human Trafficking Conference

 

When: April 23-24, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Where: STC Cooper Center, 3200 Pecan Blvd. McAllen

 

Why: To discuss cross-border and trans-border issues in the context of a globalized responsiveness to human trafficking.