Women’s Programs Office Assistant Director, Tanya L. Burrwell attends symposium on human trafficking

From past to present: Slavery and human trafficking
On Thursday, September 30, 2010, Black Women United for Action in partnership with the Mt. Vernon Ladies’ Association convened, “Slavery: Through the Eyes of George Washington Past to Present Day Slavery/Trafficking”, a symposium focused on slavery past to present day human trafficking. The symposium, held on the grounds of the historic Mt. Vernon, explored the historic realities of slavery and the differences today. Panelists included federal and local law enforcement officials, national and local historians, advocates, and political leaders including Ambassador Luis CedBaca (Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking of Persons, U.S. Department of State), Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA), and the Honorable Alice C. Hill (Senior Counselor to the Secretary: U.S. Department of Homeland Security and chair of the DHS Blue Campaign to Combat Human Trafficking).  For more information on the symposium and a complete list of speakers, please visit the Black Women United for Action website.