FRIDAY, MARCH 28
NOT MY LIFE
Film & Discussion
Presented by the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire and UNH Law's Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy
Part of the "Combating Human Trafficking through the Eyes of the Survivor" Conference
ABOUT THE FILM: Not My Life is the first documentary film to depict the horrifying and dangerous practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents over a period of four years, Not My Life unflinchingly, but with enormous dignity and compassion, depicts the unspeakable practices of a multi-billion dollar global industry whose profits, as the film's narration says, "are built on the backs and in the beds of our planet's youth." While acknowledging that trafficking and slavery are universal crimes, affecting millions of human beings all over the world, Not My Life zeroes in on the fact that the vast majority of trafficking and slavery victims are indeed children. Not My Life features dignified and inspiring testimony from survivors; depictions of trafficking, exploitation, and slavery in all parts of the world including forced labor in Africa; street begging and garbage picking in India; sexual trafficking in the United States and Southeast Asia; and various forms of child enslavement and abuse in both North and South America.
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Mrs. Cindy McCain
Mrs. McCain serves as co-chair of the Arizona Governor's task force on human trafficking.
She is dedicated to efforts to reduce human trafficking in Arizona, throughout the United States
and around the world as well as working to improve the lives of victims of human trafficking.
8:15 am to 8:45am: Light Breakfast Buffet
8:45 am to 10:15 am: Panel I: Representing Victims of Trafficking: How to Protect Your Client from Criminal Prosecution
10:15 am to 10:30 am: Break
10:30 am to 12pm: Panel II: Holding Abusers Accountable: How to Successfully Prosecute Human Trafficker
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm: Lunch followed by Keynote address: Mrs. Cindy McCain
(Limited Seating for Lunch, RSVP quickly to reserve your place)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm: Panel III: Protecting Survivors: Mental Health Considerations
3:15 pm to 4:45 pm: Panel IV: Ensuring Social Services Meet the Unique Needs of Human Trafficking Survivors
5:00 to 6:30 pm: Reception
6:30pm to 8pm: Special Screening of the Documentary Film Not My Life
On March 28, the Rudman Center at UNH Law will host a daylong conference entitled “Combating Human Trafficking through the Eyes of the Survivor.” This conference in part will focus on how the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act can inform states on best practices in mobilizing their efforts to strengthen regional and state anti-trafficking laws.
In 2013, the NH Attorney General formed an Anti-Slavery Taskforce. This 33 member commission comprised of social service providers, victim advocates, lawyers, state, local and federal agencies and law enforcement is charged with raising public awareness and training first responders.
Cindy McCain is the keynote speaker for this conference. She will speak on her efforts to ensure Arizona has tougher anti-trafficking laws in place when it hosts the Super Bowl in 2015.
The expected audience for this conference will include law students, social work students, professors, lawyers, legislators, service providers, survivors and law enforcement.