Colorado Capitol: Human Trafficking Advocacy Day

  • 07:30 AM
  • 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Human Trafficking Advocacy Day is dedicated to bringing together citizens and legislators to collaborate and partner in being aware, informed, and engaged in addressing the issue of human trafficking in Colorado. This day will highlight the great injustices of modern day slavery facing our local community. The mission of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado is to build a collaboration of organizations and individuals to reduce human suffering caused by human trafficking, through advocacy, awareness, rehabilitation, and services for survivors. Please join iEmpathize along with Attorney General Jon Suthers, Denver Chief of Police Robert White, AJ Alejano-Steele of the Laboratory to Combat Human trafficking, and several other leading experts in the issue of human trafficking in Colorado on February 20, 2014 from 7:30AM-2:00PM at the State Capitol.

7:15- 2pm
iEmpathize Empathy Exhibit will be open for viewing north of the rotunda.  

12:30-1:15pm
West Steps Rally on the west steps of the Capitol Building. Speakers include local nonprofits, FBI Special Agent Ravenelle, Denver Police Chief and Colorado Legislative members among others. 

The whole day’s agenda:

7:30 -8:30am
Legislative breakfast (for legislators only) in Old Supreme Court Chambers, citizens may fill empty seats. “Human Traffickign in Colorado” with A.J. Alejano-Steele, Ph.D., Chair, Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking.

8:30-9:30am
Citizens are encourage to make appointments or stop by to visit with their Legislators in their offices. http://www.leg.state.co.us

9-10:30am
Human Trafficking Resolution presented in the HOuse and Senate by the Advocacy Day Legislative Host committee members: Sen. John Kefalas (D), Sen. Steve King (R), Sen. Nancy Todd (D), and Sen. Mark Scheffel (R), Rep. Beth McCann (D), Rep. Dan Nordberg (R), Rep. Jenise May (D), and Rep. Amy Stephens (R), followed yb comments form fellow House and SEnate members. Citizens are welcome in the gallery above the House and Senate Chambers.

As Legislators go from House and Senate Chambers to committee, citizens may approch their legislators briefly and respectfully in the hall. 

10-30-11:30am
House and Senate are in Committee

11:45- 12:30pm
Legislative Lunch (lunch for legislators only) in Old Supreme Court Chambers (citizens may fill in empty seats). A panel of experts discuss the 4 P’s essential to end Human trafficking: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Participation.

12:30-1:15pm
West Steps Rally on the west steps of the Capitol Building. Speakers include local nonprofits, FBI Special Agent Ravenelle, Denver Police Chief and Colorado Legislative members among others. 

1:30 pm
Official event program ends. Capitol dorrs close to citizens at 3pm.