Combating Human Trafficking in Wisconsin in an Era of Economic Growth
Law Enforcement Conference – By Invitation Only
Thursday, February 21, 2019 – 8am to 5pm
The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread Conference Center
33 East Four Mile Road, Racine, Wisconsin 53402
Sponsored by: United States Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Wisconsin in collaboration with Fight to End Exploitation and The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread, facilitated by Kane Communications Group and supported by the Racine Community Foundation.
Human trafficking inflicts horrific trauma on victims and the community. The United States Attorney’s Office is committed to working with federal, state, and local law enforcement, and with our community partners, to combat human trafficking, protect and achieve justice for victims, and make our communities safer by prosecuting and seeking lengthy prison sentences those who exploit others in this manner.
– United States Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Wisconsin
ENGAGE ⇒ EDUCATE ⇒ EMPOWER
The Purpose of our meeting is to ENGAGE our regional law enforcement partners through EDUCATION and EMPOWERMENT to contribute to more resilient communities in Wisconsin on the issue of human trafficking.
By convening some of the most senior and dedicated local police officials and experts on the issue, the meeting will help catalyze collaboration among diverse stakeholders, explore new solutions and ultimately bring about positive and lasting change in our communities by providing the participants with the unique chance to exchange experience with their peers and jointly identify ways to collaborate that will enable them to effectively tackle human trafficking, one of the most important community challenges of our time.
With the FOXCONN project underway, the timing is urgent. Experience elsewhere has shown that similar massive projects bring with them a wave of criminal activity that threatens the social resilience of communities. This meeting will give us a rare opportunity to address the pending threats by bringing together the right people with different viewpoints at the right time to explore new solutions that will lead to new approaches to human trafficking in the areas impacted by the anticipated economic and population changes.
National experts will be leading the discussion, including Cook County Sherriff Tom Dart.
Fight to End Exploitation
Fight to End Exploitation, a 501(c)(3), is a collaborative network that advocates for victims and educates communities in southeastern Wisconsin. As a recognized leader against human trafficking in Wisconsin, FEE works to educate and assist law enforcement through the Collaborative Justice Project.
Our Co-Sponsor and Conference Host: The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread
The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread’s legacy spans 50 years, with a mission to be a catalyst for positive and lasting change leading to healthier environments and communities.
Several organizations were conceived here, among them: The National Endowment for the Arts, National Public Radio, the International Criminal Court and the Presidential Climate Action Plan. Wingspread, the centerpiece of the campus, is a designated U.S. National Historic Landmark.
Today, the Foundation is directing its energy and expertise on catalyzing greater coordination and collaboration among leaders and stakeholders to enhance our quality of life, drive economic vitality and ensure a stroner, better future for all of our communities within the Greater Racine region and beyond.
All invitees will be hosted for breakfast and lunch by Wingspread’s award-winning culinary team.
This is an exclusive invite-only event with space for just 30 selected senior law enforcement officials in southeastern Wisconsin. If you were selected, you should have received a letter from the USAO. If you have questions about your eligibility to attend this conference or simply want to confirm your reservation, please contact conference organizer Karri Hemmig using the following form.