Rockford Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (RAASE) to Host Human Trafficking Conference

The Rockford Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (RAASE), with support from the SwedishAmerican Foundation, will host a Human Trafficking Conference on Friday, November 3 at Heartland Community Church, 1280 S. Alpine Road, Rockford. Registration is at 7:30 AM and the program will run from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Speakers and topics include:

• Julia Geynisman-Tan, MD
o Fellow, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital
o Topic: Human Trafficking and Health Care

• Mary Durant, MSW
o Action Plan Manager, Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking
o Topic: Survivor Perspective

• Labor and Sex Trafficking Simulations

Cost is $35 for healthcare professionals and the community and $20 for students. Healthcare professionals are approved for four CEUs. Register online at or mail the attached form with a check payable to: RAASE, PO Box 7691, Rockford, IL 61126. For more information, visit Space is limited and pre-registration is required by October 25.