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Monday, April 17, 2017

Illinois Disability Consortium Meeting to Focus on Human Trafficking of People with Disabilities in Chicago on April 26th, 2017

The next meeting of the Illinois Disability Rights Consortium will take place on Wednesday April 26, 2017 from 9:30-11:00 at Equip for Equality’s Chicago office (20 N. Michigan, Suite 300). This month’s topic will be Human Trafficking of People with Disabilities. People with disabilities can be vulnerable to human trafficking. At the meeting, we 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. 

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

A captioner will be present for the meeting. If you need other accommodations to participate, please contact Equip for Equality by Friday April 21. Illinois attorneys will received CLE credit for this meeting. 

 If you can’t attend in person, you can participate by phone by calling 800-910-8278 and enter code: 1940990.
The May meeting will be May 31st at 9:30 and will feature Professor Mark Weber, providing a Special Education Legal Update, including a discussion of the two recent cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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