Human trafficking meeting and conversation set for Oct. 16 in Nashua

NASHUA – A Nashua subgroup of the New Hampshire Human Trafficking Collaborative Task force is planning a community conversation and informational meeting about human trafficking. The meeting will be from 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Southern New Hampshire Health, 10 Prospect St. in Nashua.

The meeting will be in three components. The first will be informational presentations by experts in the field human trafficking. It will include a presentation on human trafficking; a panel discussion including the director of the Task Force, a trafficking survivor and a Homeland Security agent in New Hampshire.

The second part will be a community conversation about keeping Nashua safe from trafficking where members of the audience will give their input on this very important topic. Lastly, there will be a special presentation by Truckers Against Trafficking.

This will include the presence for members of the audience and the public to tour their mobile exhibition on human trafficking, which is a full-size tractor trailer “classroom on wheels.”

People should consider attending this free meeting if they live and/or work in Nashua and either work with vulnerable populations or are community leaders. The broader the audience, the better! Interested parties need to register for the event at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/nashuahumantrafficking.

Members of the local planning committee include Mike Apfelberg, president of the United Way of Greater Nashua; Lt. Pete Urban of the NPD; Megan Caron, director of the Arlington Street Community Center; Steve Genest, Nashua community coordinator, Southern New Hampshire Services; Taylor Paquette, Nashua School District’s McKinney-Vento coordinator; Jennifer Wylie (program director) and Lisa Dunlap (Direct Service program coordinator, Bridges Domestic and Sexual Violence; and Suzanne Harvey, member of the Statewide Human Trafficking Taskforce and a former State Representative.