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Advancing the Human & Civil Rights of People with Disabilities in Illinois



Equip for Equality Hosts Disability Rights Consortium Meeting on April 26th to Focus on Human Trafficking of People with Disabilities

The next meeting of the Disability Rights Consortium will take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 9:30am-11:00am at Equip for Equality (20 N. Michigan, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60602).‚Äč

"Stop Human Trafficking" with a person's hand gesturing "stop"

Topic:  The Intersection of Disability and Human Trafficking, April 26, 2017

People with disabilities are especially vulnerable to human trafficking. This session will focus on defining human trafficking, discussing the intersection of disability and trafficking, and taking a look at the investigation and prosecution of these crimes in Cook County.


Speakers will be Lydia Sharp, Equal Justice Works Fellow & Staff Attorney sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP at Equip for Equality; Summar Ghias, Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator at STOP-IT, The Salvation Army Family and Community Services; and ASA Lou Longhitano, Supervisor - Human Trafficking Unit at the Cook County State's Attorney. 

CLE Available

1.5 hours of CLE credit will be provided to attorneys.


If you can't attend in person, you can participate via teleconference by calling 800-910-8278 and entering code: 1940990.  If you need other accommodations to participate in the meeting, please contact Barry Taylor at by April 21st.

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