"Which Way Home" -- a reference to the issue of human trafficking -- is the title of the 20th Annual Northern Illinois Law Review symposium to be held will be held April 14 and 15 in DeKalb.
The program will begin with a showing at 7:30 p.m. on April 14 of the Oscar-nominated film of the same name, about which IntLawGrrls posted a while back. The showing will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Sara McDowell, Senior Immigration Attorney for the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children, who represented the children in the film.
During the daylong symposium that will follow on April 15, speakers -- including IntLawGrrl Karen E. Bravo and keynote lecturer M. Cherif Bassiouni -- will identify key areas of human trafficking, use of the U.S. court system to combat trafficking, and future policy regarding trafficking. Symposium Editor Emily M. Martin writes:
Although human trafficking is often thought as a distant, international issue, in reality, it is right outside our backdoor. Chicago and Rockford are both human trafficking hubs and Illinois recently passed the strongest anti-trafficking laws in the country.