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    Building Partnerships to Address Human Trafficking


    Building Partnerships to Address Human Trafficking

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce | Washington, DC
    Industry Events, AGA Featured Speakers
    Industry Events, AGA Featured Speakers.
    Jan. 30, 2024

    AGA Speakers
    Alex Costello

    Alex Costello
    VP, Government Relations

    Addressing human trafficking is complex and requires a united and coordinated approach to end it. No single organization, corporation, or government can end the scourge of this heinous crime alone — our best hope is an approach that engages all of society.

    This event, co-hosted by the Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice (AFRJ), the American Gaming Association (AGA), the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) Foundation, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), and Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), will highlight the critical role of partnerships.

    Ashleigh Chapman, president and CEO of AFRJ, will kick off the forum by interviewing a spokesperson from Delta Air Lines about the company’s initiatives to train employees, donate miles through the SkyWish program, and develop it in-flight entertainment programs on labor and sex trafficking.

    Following that, representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AHLA, AGA, and NBWA will provide an overview of how the business community is at the forefront of raising awareness and empowering human trafficking survivors.

    Annie Sovick, senior director of Programs & Strategic Initiatives at TAT, will then moderate a panel featuring officials from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the National Association of Truck Stop Operations (NATSO). They will discuss ATA’s Man to Man Campaign and NATSO’s resources for truck stops, travel centers, and fuel retailers.

    The U.S. Chamber will unveil the following publications at the event:

    1. Atlanta Businesses Against Human Trafficking
    2. U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Truckers Against Trafficking Business Engagement Toolkit for the Transportation and Energy Industries
    3. Combating Human Trafficking: 2022 – 2023 Events