The Gwinnett County Human Relations Commission is sponsoring a Human Trafficking Education Forum Sept. 26 at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville. Courtesy Gwinnett County

Forum in Lawrenceville will help you spot human traffickers

The Gwinnett County Human Relations Commission is sponsoring a Human Trafficking Education Forum 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center auditorium at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. The event is geared toward the public and professionals in fields that work closely with children, such as medicine, education and government. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

“Human trafficking is a significant problem in metro Atlanta, including Gwinnett County,” said Human Relations Commission Chairman Fernando Andrade. “There are many warning signs a child is being held against her or his will that people could miss. It could be a homemade tattoo, or a male who answers questions directed to a female, or other more subtle indicators that someone is being trafficked. This session can help people spot telltale signs that could lead to a person being rescued.”

Speakers include trafficking survivors, healthcare professionals, police and others with experience in identifying and helping rehabilitate trafficking victims.

Event is free, but RSVP is requested at www.tinyurl.com/GwinnettTrafficking. Information: Muriam Nafees at 770-822-7955 or muriam.nafees@gwinnettcounty.com.

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