Globalization and Human Trafficking

A day of presentations, round tables, and discussion.

Friday, February 10, 2006
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
200/208 Glorya Kaufman Hall
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures presents "Globalization and Human Trafficking: A Symposium"

co-sponsored by

UCLA International Institute and UCLA School of Arts and Architecture
with support from UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies
UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA in LA
UCLA Labor Research and Education Center
UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center

Friday, February 10, 2006
200/208 Glorya Kaufman Hall, UCLA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

9:00  Coffee

9:30 - Opening
David Gere, Acting Chair, and Victoria Marks, Professor- UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures

9:40 - Keynote Address
Peter Sellars, Professor- UCLA World Arts and Cultures- “Art as Social Action”

10:30 - Human Trafficking: Context and Case
Overview and Introduction- Dr. Kenneth Chuang, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine
Chancee Martorell, Director, Thai Community Development Center, Los Angeles Ten Years after the El Monte Case.

11:15 - Open Discussion and Questions

12:00 - Break and shift to Kaufman Room 208

12:15 Round Table Discussions and Lunch
Opening-UCLA World Arts and Cultures students present their Cooking Project with CAST (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking) clients

Round Table Topics and Discussants include:
1.  Government Voices in LA-Los Angeles City Task Force on Human Trafficking and Child Prostitution, Council Member Tony Cardena’s Office: Donna Estacio (Legislative Deputy and Stacy Bellow (Press Deputy); City of Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women: Ann Dunn (Assistant Executive Director);

2.  Art, Artists and Activism - Erik Ehn (Cal Arts) and Victoria Marks (World Arts and Cultures, UCLA)

3.  Voices of the NGOs - CAST (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking), Kay Buck (Executive Director); Polaris Project, Karen Chan and  Kaitlyn Lim; Salvation Army, Carol Seiler,  (Major, Southern California Division)

4.  Trafficking in a Global Context - Gail Kligman (Department of Sociology, UCLA) and Le Bach Duong, Institute for Social Development Studies, Hanoi, Vietnam

5.  Social Change and Economic Justice - Chancee Martorell, Director of Thai Community Development Center

6.  Trafficking and Trauma- The psychological experience of being trafficked - Dr. Kenneth Chuang- UCLA Geffen School of Medicine

7.  Global Smuggling: The Latin American Context - David Kyle- (Department of Sociology-UC Davis)

8.  Slavery in West Africa- Jigar Mehta: Filmmaker, Graduate School of Journalism - UC Berkeley, Paradise Beneath the Master’s Foot- Film on modern-day slavery in Mauritania, West Africa. 

1:30 - Break

1:45 - Speaker:  Le Bach Duong- Director of the Institute for Social Development Studies, Hanoi, Vietnam: “Migration and Trafficking in Vietnam in the context of Globalization”

2:15 - Le Bach Duong and Round-table Facilitators to talk about their work and what conversations transpired during the round table discussions.

3:15 - Building and Developing a Network. Who is working with whom? Next steps? How to move forward?

3:45 - Close with World Arts and Cultures Student Dance Project

Cost : Free; parking is $8 in lot 4 (enter Sunset Blvd. and Westwood)

For more information please contact:

UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, See above.