Registration for Freedom Network USA's annual anti-trafficking conference is now open. Calling in: Centering Survivors & Impacted Communities will be held April 17-18, 2023.
The anti-trafficking field has long struggled with creating spaces that meaningfully center survivors and impacted communities. Organizations in the field are passionate but sometimes disconnected from the communities most impacted. The call for equity by those with lived expertise and within marginalized communities has been heard. As a field, we have the responsibility and opportunity to call-in survivors and impacted communities by centering them in every aspect of the work. We are responsible for collaborating with our partners and prioritize accountability when their work is causing harm. And we are responsible for accepting the call ourselves in reviewing, reflecting, and transforming our work to be equitable in practice. This intentional shift is a critical step in becoming a movement that creates long-lasting change for those most impacted.