[Savannah, GA]- Savannah Interagency Diversity Council (SIDC) will be partnering with Savannah State University to host “2024 Savannah Traffick Jam” for January’s National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. This will be the 9th annual event and the conference will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024 for the Law Enforcement Training from 8am to 12pm, followed by a Job Fair from 1pm to 3pm and Saturday, January 27, 2024 for the General Public Conference from 9am to 2pm at the Student Union Building on the campus of Savannah State University, located at 3219 College Street, Savannah, Georgia. The theme for the 2024 conference will be “Fight for Freedom, United Against Human Trafficking.”
SIDC is a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of over forty representatives from federal, state and local organizations. Its goal is to promote the value of diversity in Savannah and support efforts to increase inclusion. The SIDC strives to promote the acceptance and understanding of diverse values, beliefs, interests, experiences, similarities, intellectual and cultural initiatives; provide opportunities within the university system for students to express their views and offer suggestions and solutions to encourage strong relationships among different cultures; increase awareness of diversity in the local community and promote a better understanding of cultures, races, gender and individuals with disabilities. The SIDC further strives to create strategies and events that promote awareness and educate the community on how to recognized the signs of human trafficking.
Human Trafficking is a multi-dimensional crime that may involve forced sex acts, labor exploitation, violence, fraud and immigration schemes. This conference will educate the community about the different forms of human trafficking and teach people how to recognize signs of trafficking to help save victims. In addition, there will be a focus on gangs and their involvement in human trafficking. to include the illicit massage business. Available victim resources, offered by the government and community organizations, will also be highlighted.
This event is free for the general public and lunch will be served. For more information about the event, log onto the SIDC website at www.thesidc.org. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Gettis at [email protected] or (912) 398-1343. For more details regarding the event and registration, you can log onto the SIDC website at www.thesidc.org, click on Traffick Jam 2024.