Experts work to debunk human trafficking stereotypes

Stop Human Trafficking stencil print on the grunge white brick wall

Human trafficking experts who spoke at a recent panel discussion agree that people from any socioeconomic, racial, ethnic or geographic background can be trafficking victims. Nevertheless, in Milwaukee the vast majority of victims are female and African-American.

Leading local experts participated in the panel at the YWCA of Southeastern Wisconsin to kick off the group’s annual Stand Against Racism campaign.

“It’s all about … the intersection of the politics of oppression, forces like racism, sexism, classism and homophobia all coming together,” said Jeanne Geraci, executive director of the Benedict Center, which offers services to women who have previously been incarcerated or have engaged in the commercial sex trade.

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