Conference aims to educate and prevent human trafficking in Kentucky


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville Women’s Center and Women4Women Student Board are raising awareness about human trafficking in Kentucky through a February conference aimed at talking about the issue and encouraging action to prevent it.

    The seventh annual Human Trafficking Awareness Conference will be 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Student Activities Center’s multipurpose room.

    The conference agenda includes:

    • “Human Trafficking 101,” a training session led by Amy Leenerts of Free2Hope, to educate attendees on ways to prevent human trafficking.
    • Angela Renfro, creator of The Kristy Love Foundation and a survivor of trafficking, to speak.
    • A resource fair that will feature representatives from various community and campus organizations that provide resources for victims of human trafficking. Conference attendees will also learn ways they can get involved in ending human trafficking.

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

    For additional information, 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.