Human Trafficking Among Traditionally Marginalized Youth | A Video Podcast

Youth Collaboratory

In this conversation, Kanesha Lenore Jean-Baptiste, Training and Capacity Building Manager, and Joy Thompson, Director of Programs, Building Community and Liberation discuss the state of human trafficking related to youth who have been traditionally marginalized, specifically Black girls.

They address questions like: 

  • In regards to human trafficking, how did we get here? 
  • Why is our work centering Black girls so critical? 
  • What are some of the root causes of human trafficking and what are some of the vulnerabilities folks should be looking out for? 
  • How does culture serve as a protective factor? 
  • What are the differences between cultural competence and cultural humility? 
  • How do we sustain as individuals and as organizations and how do systems support this work? 
  • What do you think is missing from the conversation about human trafficking?


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