2020 Annual Meeting- Human Trafficking: Beyond Awareness with Primary Prevention

09/23/2020 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for our 2020 Annual Meeting – Human Trafficking: Beyond Awareness with
Primary Prevention

North Carolina consistently ranks in the top ten for calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month to bring attention to this issue.

Despite the prevalence of human trafficking and increased awareness of the problem in our community confusion and misperceptions around root causes and prevention strategies remain. The Poe Center’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Conferences will address this knowledge gap. The purpose of the 2020 conference is to elevate the conversation past basic awareness, provide a deeper understanding of human trafficking, educate conference attendees about primary prevention strategies, and empower them to make an impact.

In September, there will be a VIP Reception to kick things off followed by conferences in Raleigh and Greensboro or hosted virtually depending on public health guidance. Each conference will feature an expert keynote speaker and panel discussion. The Raleigh Conference will also include the Poe Center’s Annual Meeting.

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Monday, September 21
VIP Reception
Poe Center for Health Education,
224 Sunnybrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610

Tuesday, September 22
Luncheon with Keynote Speaker and Panel
Mane Stage, Greensboro College Royce Reynolds Family Student Life Center,
1015 W Market St, Greensboro, NC 27401

Wednesday, September 23
Breakfast with Keynote Speaker and Panel
Andrews Conference Center, WakeMed Health & Hospitals,
3024 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC 27610

Keynote Speaker: Deborah A. Gibbs, MSPH, Director, Victimization and Resiliency Research, RTI International.
Deborah Gibbs has been leading research in human trafficking within the United States since 2009, with an emphasis on trafficking of children and youth. As a leading researcher and expert, her informative and engaging keynote will address definitions of human trafficking, common misperceptions surrounding trafficking, specific strategies for prevention of trafficking victimization, and the larger societal agenda for prevention.

Panel: The conferences will host a panel of experts to discuss human trafficking. Expert panelists will offer a variety of perspectives covering NC’s legislative actions, the education community, and preventionists.

Annual Meeting: The Raleigh conference will include the Poe Center’s Annual Meeting. Poe will recognize incoming and outgoing Board Members and honor community members who contribute to children’s health and education in North Carolina.

Read more about human trafficking here. 

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

WakeMed Health & Hospitals


Host Sponsor:

Greensboro College Department of Kinesiology


Platinum Sponsors:


UNC Health

Duke Raleigh Hospital


Gold Sponsor:

Greene Resources


Bronze Sponsors:


Thomas J. Rollins, CPA