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UT hosts 12th annual Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference

It’s a two day event with more than 60 presenters, ranging from nurses and lawyers to social workers and survivors.

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - The University of Toledo is hosting their 12th annual Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference.

It's a two day event with more than 60 presenters, ranging from nurses and lawyers to social workers and survivors.

There's an estimated 28 million people in the world that have been involved in some form of trafficking and that's why UT is putting this conference on once again. They're educating people about the problem with the hopes of one day finding a solution.

"Not only are we fighting a major human rights issue here, but we are also trying to connect people with resources, any help that they need and educate people on what are some of those risk factors. So when you're looking for people in the community, what can you do to help," said Sandy Sieban, Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute.

If you have concerns about trafficking, you can call the national hot line at 888-373-7888.