Iowa Anti-Slavery Training, Conferences, and Events

May 21 Human Trafficking Conference for Healthcare Providers Teresa Davidson has announced the next conference on “Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking: What Hospitals Need to Know.” It will be held on May 21st, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, in the Hallagan Education Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as well as presented live-stream through…

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2019 Outstanding Iowa Anti-Trafficking Service Awards

The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery recently presented five 2019 Outstanding Iowa Anti-Trafficking Awards. The presentations took place at the Rotunda of the Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines, Iowa. I was honored to stand at the podium to read the tribute to each outstanding honoree. We partnered with Governor Kim Reynolds…

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Progress Reports from the DPS Office to Combat Trafficking and the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Coordinator

Office to Combat Human Trafficking 2018 Annual Report Terry Cowman, Human Trafficking Coordinator for the Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS), recently met with the Network Board of Directors to give an update. Mr. Cowman’s (pictured below) progress report was followed by lots of questions. The Office to Combat Human Trafficking 2018 Annual Report has…

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Governor’s Proclamation Signing a Springboard for Building Public Awareness

Public Awareness Springboard The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery has long advocated for Iowans to learn that this evil crime is an everyday occurrence in our own state. Declaring January 2019 as “Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month” served as a springboard for building public awareness. On Thursday, January 17th Governor…

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January 2019 Anti-Trafficking major events and trainings

January 17th Governor’s proclamation signing for Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month It’s my privilege to write to you at the start of 2019 and to announce major events to launch Iowa’s observance of “Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month”. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Iowans used to think of slavery…

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Invitation to Governor’s 2019 Proclamation Signing and Recent Iowa Anti-Trafficking News

Thursday, January 17th, 11:00 am Governor’s Proclamation Signing declaring Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month Holiday greetings to Iowa NAHT subscribers, We invite you to join us on Thursday, January 17th at 11:00 AM in the rotunda of the State Capitol Building in Des Moines for Governor Kim Reynold’s signing of a proclamation…

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November 2018 Anti-Slavery Iowa News

There continues to be a lot of anti-trafficking news here in Iowa. Today’s blog post will help keep you up to date. If you have anti-trafficking news, events, trainings, meetings, or resources to share across Iowa, please send to gbelitsos55@gmail.com. We need your support! #GivingTuesdayWe at the Iowa NAHT are so grateful for the support…

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