Wednesday | February 12, 2020
Safe Harbor has been implemented for five years to create a no wrong door system of services and response for sexually exploited and trafficked youth. The purpose of this two-day conference is to take Safe Harbor to the next level in Minnesota by enhancing relationships and collaboration between all individuals or agencies working against labor trafficking, sex trafficking or sexual exploitation while including survivors as partners in the response. This conference will help to define the vision for the future of Safe Harbor in Minnesota while continuing to embody the core values of Safe Harbor.
8:45 — 10 a.m. | Plenary Session
Expanding Our Garden Through the Voices of Our Relatives
Speaker: Nicole Matthews bio >>
The seeds that were planted by the stories of survival of our Indigenous relatives, helped to grow the work to address the trafficking of Indigenous people. From the Garden of Truth report, to streams of funding and multiple new resources and policies. This keynote will lift up our relatives' voices to share new work that has been created to address sex trafficking of our Indigenous people.
10 — 10:45 a.m. | Plenary Session
Minnesota Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force
Speaker: Nigel Perrote bio >>
In this session, the presenter will provide an overview of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s MMIW Task Force. As part of the presentation, the presenter will provide a comprehensive rundown of the purpose of the task force, its goals and objectives, and finally an update on its work so far. This session will be largely informational.