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Oct 2015

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Fighting Wage Theft Through Strengths-based Collaboration

(Note: This is the third blog in a series on wage theft in the Denver area based on the research of a team of graduate students at the University of Denver under the direction of Rebecca Galemba, PhD and Raja Raghunath, JD.   The prevoius posts can be found here and here.) By Anne Dunlop, Guest Blogger […]

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Protestors conflating sex trafficking with human trafficking.

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Sep 2015

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Separating sex and labor trafficking is ahistorical, misguided, harmful

  by Rex Hamaker, Marketing and Communications Director In the moral panic surrounding the conversation about commercial sexual exploitation, what is often overlooked is the exploitation of labor. The societal focus on sex trafficking – at the expense of labor trafficking – is ideological, not logical, and certainly not ...

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Jun 2015

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Legalizing marijuana may heighten Colorado street youths’ vulnerability to human trafficking

  By Elizabeth Harrell, Events Coordinator The legalization of marijuana for recreational use has long been contentious. Some proponents argue that legalization of marijuana has many positive impacts, including increased state revenue through taxation, and in the long-run will lessen the burden on the criminal justice system. ...

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Nov 2014

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Perspectives on Human Trafficking: The University of Denver Comes Together to Move the Cause Forward

  by Ashley Greve, Associate Director of Advocacy “I know that human trafficking is awful, but I’m not an activist. I’m not going to work for an anti-trafficking organization so it doesn’t really have anything to do with me.” Sound familiar? As graduate students, the associates at the Human Trafficking Center hear this ...

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Oct 2014

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Recap: First Colorado Human Trafficking Council Meeting

By Victoria Robertson, HTC associate In accordance with HB14-1273, the Colorado Human Trafficking Council convened for its first meeting on Friday, October 3. Its 28 members included law enforcement, legislators and NGOs appointed by the Governor or by Executive Directors of various state agencies. HTC Director Claude d’Estree and ...

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Oct 2014

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Recap: HTC’s Legislative Town Hall

  by Jillian Janflone, HTC Provisional Associate (In photo, from R to L: Ashley Arens, Janet Drake (standing), Sgt. Dan Steele, Rep. Beth McCann, Sen. Linda Newell. Moderating, Beth Harrell, HTC) Writing and passing human trafficking legislation is no easy task, according to the panelists at the HTC’s Legislative Town Hall on ...

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Apr 2014

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Discrepancies in Colorado House Bill 14-1273

by Jenni Hankel, HTC associate A new bill in the Colorado legislation would allow for the sealing of criminal records for individuals who may have been forced or coerced to commit a crime as a result of being trafficked. Colorado House Bill 14-1273 allows the criminal records of adult survivors of sex trafficking to be […]

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Mar 2014

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Denver’s Controversial Urban Camping Ban Could Increase Vulnerability to Trafficking

By Beth Harrell, HTC associate A controversial ordinance banning urban camping may increase vulnerability to trafficking in the state of Colorado. The ban was passed by the Denver City Council in May 2012 and essentially criminalizes homeless individuals sleeping on the streets. The ordinance states: “Whereas, the act of ...

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Mar 2014

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Flipping the Discourse: A Recap

by Sarah Davis, HTC associate This Valentine’s Day, the Human Trafficking Center chose to forego candies and chocolate, instead hosting a panel discussion entitled “Flipping the Discourse: Empowerment and Effective Anti-Sex Trafficking Efforts.” Three speakers shared a viewpoint often ignored in the anti-human trafficking ...

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