Incarcerating the Invisible: Domestic Sex Trafficking and the Fight for Abolition

  • 5:30 - 7:00pm
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education, Larsen Hall G08, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA

Featuring: Christina Dawkins, Social Justice Consultant and Founder, A4Abolitionist, LLC

In the United States, modern day slavery comes in two forms: human trafficking and incarceration. There are more people living under modern day slavery than there were at the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. This talk will examine domestic sex trafficking of girls and its relation to the criminal justice system. While human trafficking affects all genders and comes in multiple forms—sex and labor—it is predominantly girls who are forced into the sex trade. Learn about how the same drivers that fuel mass incarceration—racism, classism and hyper-criminalization—allow sex trafficking in the United States to be a thriving industry. Leave with ways to get involved in the fight for abolition.