Explore Lawrence to host workshops to raise awareness about human trafficking

Explore Lawrence plans to host workshops on human trafficking presented by the Kansas attorney general’s office to educate employees in the hospitality, travel and tourism industry.

“Human trafficking is a form of abuse where people profit from the control and exploitation of others,” Explore Lawrence said in a news release. “The International Labor Organization estimates that there are over 40 million victims globally and one in four victims is a child. Numerous factors make hotels an ideal place for traffickers to set up shop, and multiple factors give Lawrence the potential to attract traffickers.”

Workshops will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. on July 23, at TownePlace Suites, 900 New Hampshire St. Both workshops are free and are geared toward those in the hospitality industry, said Michael Davidson, executive director of Explore Lawrence. Space is limited. Those interested in more information can email Andrea Johnson at ajohnson@explorelawrence.com. To register for a workshop, go to unmistakablylawrence.com.


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