Rise of human trafficking in Louisiana to be addressed at symposium, March 27

“The New Face of Slavery: Human Trafficking in Louisiana,” is the topic for the Sixth Annual Symposium of the Journal of Race, Gender, and Poverty set for Friday, March 27, at 9am in 129-130 A. A. Lenoir Hall of the Southern University Law Center.

U. S. Attorney J. Walter Green for the Middle District of Louisiana will be the keynote speaker 

“This year we have chosen to address the rise of human trafficking in Louisiana,” said

Arisa Banks, symposium editor. “In addition to our keynote speaker, other experts in this area will participate in panel presentations on the topic.”

U. S. Attorney Green was sworn in on June 2, 2014, after being nominated for the position on March 13, 2014, by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U. S. Senate on May 1, 2014. Green is the chief federal law enforcement officer within the nine parishes that comprise the Middle District of Louisiana. He manages a staff of more than 60 federal and contract employees.

The U. S. Attorney is committed to carrying out the mission of the United States Department of Justice, including protecting Americans from terrorism and threats to national security, both foreign and domestic; combating violent crime; fighting public corruption; and protecting the country’s vulnerable populations – children, the elderly, hate crime victims, and victims of human trafficking and exploitation.
The U. S. Attorney’s Office leads the Middle District of Louisiana Human Trafficking Task Force, which is made up of federal, state, and local enforcement agencies, as well as other governmental entities and non-governmental organizations involved in assisting victims of human trafficking. In November 2014, two Assistant United States Attorneys Susan C. Amundson and Frederick A. Menner Jr. were recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their exceptional work in a commercial sex trafficking prosecution.

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