Trafficked Children and Adolescents in the United States: Reimagining Survivors

07 Jun 2016 7:00 PM | Leslie Walker

What: The American Anthropological Association (AAA) invites you to hear Elzbieta M. Gozdziak, research professor for the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University, read selections from her latest book, Trafficked Children and Adolescents in the United States: Reimagining Survivors published by Rutgers University Press.

When: June 7, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Busboys and Poets
625 Monroe Street Northeast 
Washington, DC 20017

Trafficked children are portrayed by the media - and even by child welfare specialists - as hapless victims who are forced to migrate from a poor country to the United States, where they serve as sex slaves. But as Gozdziak reveals in Trafficked Children in the United States, the picture is far more complex. Basing her observations on research with 140 children from countries all over the globe, Gozdziak debunks many myths and uncovers the realities of the captivity, rescue, and rehabilitation of trafficked children.

For more information about the event, and to RSVP, visit http://bit.ly/WOTM_TraffickedChildren.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Gozdziak, contact the American Anthropological Association at 703-528-1902.

This event is presented in collaboration with AAA’s latest public education initiative World on the Move: 100,000 Years of Human Migration, designed to offer people a chance to pause and rethink their ideas about migration, displacement, and belonging. To learn more about the initiative visit www.understandingmigration.org.

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