Modern-day slavery, or human trafficking, exists whenever people are bought and sold for forced labor or commercial sex. Around the world, it’s estimated that there are more than 50 million slaves today – with thousands of victims reported in all 50 states of the United States alone. The subject of human trafficking has been elevated to new levels of discussion in our modern-day culture, thanks, in part, to the somewhat controversial movie, Sound of Freedom. The blockbuster hit this last summer is based on a true story with Jim Caviezel playing Tim Ballard, a former agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security who investigated pedophiles.

Because of the unique visibility those of us in trucking have to individual instances of human trafficking, the Women In Trucking Association has put together this special session to help elevate awareness and present solutions. Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), the sponsor of this session, continues to be a major force in the industry to help educate, equip, empower and mobilize organizations and individuals in the trucking industry to combat human trafficking. Attend this session to:

  • Understand the scope and severity of the problem of human trafficking.
  • Hear the heart-wrenching stories of some actual survivors to learn about the severity of this issue and to “humanize” this serious problem.
  • Become more familiar with TAT and how you can help address this problem by getting more involved – as an individual and as an organization.
  • Have discussion on solutions to the issue of human trafficking.