Human Trafficking Events

January Human Trafficking Awareness Events

New York State Human Trafficking Awareness Event 2021

For the first time, the Brooklyn Human Trafficking Task Force, Suffolk County Anti-Trafficking Initiative, and the Western District of New York Human Trafficking Task Force partnered to deliver targeted statewide training for law enforcement, healthcare providers, and the community on how to better identify trafficking in their workplaces and community. The virtual event took place from January 25 through January 27 and included 12 panels and presentations from experts in the field. Each sector had one day of dedicated and tailored training. The event was aimed at providing community members with practical steps they can take to join the fight against trafficking. For more information, visit:


Human Trafficking: It’s Closer Than You Think 2020

On January 13, 2020, the BKHTTF hosted the annual awareness event: Human Trafficking: It’s Closer than You think, which took place in Brooklyn Borough Hall and was open to the public. Keynote speakers included District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, who opened the event, and Ariel Zwang, the CEO of Safe Horizon. Panelists included two survivors of human trafficking who are now advocates in the community, a child-psychologist, Department of Labor employee, and an NYPD Human Trafficking Sergeant. The event was preceded by seven interpretive dancers and artwork by local Brooklyn student artists.

Documents from January 2020 Event

The “COVID-19 Effect on Human Trafficking Reponses” details the effect COVID-19 had on BKHTTF member organizations and their change of operations.