The University of Louisville Women’s Center and Women4Women Student Board are raising awareness of human trafficking in Kentucky while helping victims recover by bringing in speakers, service providers and researchers for an informational conference.

The sixth annual Human Trafficking Awareness Conference will be 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Student Activities Center’s multipurpose room; breakout sessions will be in different rooms in the building. Doors open at 5 p.m. At that time, registrants can attend a resource fair and eat a buffet dinner.

Conference Speakers will include:

· Angela Renfro, The Kristy Love Foundation

· Jeanette Westbrook, human rights activist

· Yvonne Moore, chair of Southern Indiana Human Trafficking Task Force

· Diana Anderson, Human Trafficking Alliance of Kentuckiana

Session topics include: “Gateway into Trafficking through Prostitution and Strip Clubs,” “Child Trafficking and How They are Lured Through Social Media” and “Contemporary Cases of Human Trafficking.”

The event is free and open to the public. Register online at Paid parking is available in the Floyd Street Parking Garage and on the street in surrounding areas.

For additional information about the Human Trafficking Conference, contact the UofL Women’s Center at 502-852-8976 or

Brandy Warren
Brandy Warren is coordinator for marketing and communications in UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing, where she manages special events and promotes UofL’s Division of Student Affairs. She previously worked at daily newspapers in Kentucky and Alabama.