Bon Secours St. Francis 5th Annual Seminar on Human Trafficking

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Proudly Presents
Responding Together:

A Seminar on Human Trafficking
Pope Francis referred to human trafficking as an "open wound on the body of contemporary society." It is a serious affront to human dignity, preying upon the most vulnerable and further dehumanizing them through exploitation. Join Bon Secours St. Francis Health System for a half-day of presentations by internationally recognized experts on human trafficking to learn what role you can play in the community's response to this humanitarian crisis.

This seminar is a multidisciplinary event open to all who seek to make the community and the world a better place for God’s people. It is intended to educate and increase awareness of human trafficking, highlight the necessity of community collaboration, and give hope to those being victimized and exploited.

The event is free to attend, but registration is required.

Free CME/CEU/CLE credit available

Featured Speakers:
Ana Isabel Vallejo, JD - Ms. Vallejo is the Co-Director and lead attorney at VIDA Legal Assistance, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights of immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, and other violent crimes. For almost 20 years, Ms. Vallejo has dedicated her practice to representing survivors of human trafficking, working in collaboration with the US Department of Justice, Criminal Section Civil Rights Division, the US Attorney's Office, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security to ensure that victims of trafficking have access to justice.

Mollie Gordon, MA, MD - Dr. Gordon is an Associate Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and the Associate Director of the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at Ben Taub Hospital. She co-founded Baylor College of Medicine's Division of Global Mental Health to treat survivors of torture, trafficking, and mass violence atrocities. Mollie is a co-chair of the American Medical Women's Association - Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans, a member of the HEAL Trafficking speaker's bureau, has testified for the National Advisory Council for the Office of Trafficking in Persons, and lectures at national meetings on human trafficking.

Cardell T. Morant - Mr. Morant is the Director of the Center for Countering Human Trafficking for the Department of Homeland Security. With 16 participating component agencies and offices, the CCHT is a DHS-wide effort to advance counter human trafficking law enforcement operations, protect victims, and enhance prevention efforts. Mr. Morant has had a distinguished career with more than 25 years of experience in federal law enforcement. Among other leadership roles, Mr. Morant has also served as the acting Deputy Assistant Director of the HSI Cyber Crimes Center where he was responsible for the child exploitation, computer forensics, and cyber crimes portfolios.

  • Dates: April 4, 2023
  • Location: Bon Secours Wellness Arena
  • Address: 650 N Academy St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Time: 8 am-12:30 pm
  • Price: Free!