UNITED STATES: End Slavery of Greater Cincinnati Anti-Human Trafficking invited prominent speaker Harold D’Souza to address ‘Labor Trafficking Panel – Frog in a Well’ at their 2022 Conference on February 4.
Harold D’Souza is the President and Co-founder of Eyes Open International. He also served as a member of the US Advisory Council on Human Trafficking during President Obama and President Trump’s tenure.
This interdisciplinary conference will cover a variety of topics related to human trafficking that will be relevant to social service providers, lawyers, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and other key community actors.
Labour Trafficking – Frog in a Well will be moderated by Harold D’Souza.
In this session, Harold D’Souza will share various parts of his journey into and out of labour trafficking while a panel of local professionals from the law enforcement, legal, and business sectors provides commentary and perspective as to the resources available step of the way.
Harold will start with his initial interactions with his trafficker and the red flags he was later able to recognize, how law enforcement helped him leave his trafficking situation, his quest to find a shelter home for male trafficking victims, to how he was finally able to gain access to essential resources that lead to his lifelong freedom.
Delegates on the Panel on Labour Trafficking – Frog in a Well with Harold are; Emily Dunlap, Senior Staff Attorney with Advocating Opportunity, Beth Roach, Community Relations Officer of the Blue Ash Police Department, and Yvan Demosthenes, CEO of HamiltonDemo.
End Slavery Cincinnati was founded in 2007 as a Rescue and Restore Coalition through the Department of Health and Human Services.
End Slavery Cincinnati then entered into a partnership with The Salvation Army, Southwest Ohio, and Northeast Kentucky Division and is headquartered at The Salvation Army Office.
Life has come full circle for Harold D’Souza an Indian American. From being a near slave in Lady Liberty’s land, is now a voice for the voiceless victims.