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*******MEDIA ADVISORY*******

ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER TO SPEAK AT
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver opening remarks at the 2010 National Conference on Human Trafficking on MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010 at 9:00 A.M. EDT. The conference runs from May 3 to May 5, 2010, and participants from the Department of Justice include Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli; Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Thomas E. Perez; Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Laurie O. Robinson; Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of OJP Mary Lou Leary; Acting Director of OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance James H. Burch II; and Acting Director of the OJP’s Office for Victims of Crime Joye E. Frost.

The theme of the conference, "The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) Decade: Progress and Promise," brings attention to the progress made in the 10 years since Congress passed the TVPA and the work yet to be done. The conference will bring together various state and local task forces on human trafficking, key policymakers, stakeholders and victims service providers in order to explore innovative ways to forge alliances, build and strengthen partnerships, and collaborate to improve the fight against human trafficking.

WHO:

Attorney General Eric Holder

WHAT:

Opening remarks at the National Conference on Human Trafficking

WHEN:

MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010
9:00 A.M. EDT

WHERE:

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Va.
OPEN PRESS

NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Michelle Person at 202-305-7381.

The following conference sessions are open to the press:

MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010

Panel: “The Trafficking Victims Protection Act Decade – Reflections on Our Progress”

WHEN:

9:30 – 10:45 A.M. EDT

WHO:

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for OJP Mary Lou Leary
      - Moderator
Acting Director of the Civil Rights Division’s Human Trafficking
      Prosecution Unit Hilary Axam
Nassau County, N.Y., Police Department Detective John Birbiglia

Working Lunch on Human Trafficking

WHEN:

12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. EDT

WHO:

Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for OJP Mary Lou Leary
Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010

Remarks on Human Trafficking

WHEN:

8:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. EDT

WHO:

Acting Director of OJP’s Bureau of Justice
      Assistance James H. Burch II
Ambassador at Large of the State Department’s Office to Monitor and
      Combat Trafficking in Persons Luis CdeBaca

Panel: “Labor Trafficking in the United States”

WHEN:

9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. EDT

WHO:

Deputy Chief of the Civil Rights Division Criminal Section Karima Maloney
FBI Special Agent Jennifer Baker
Associate for Fair Food of the Presbyterian Hunger Program Noelle Damico
Senior Trial Attorney for the Civil Rights Division Human Trafficking
      Prosecution Unit Susan French
Trial Attorney for the Civil Rights Division Criminal Section Michael Frank

Working Lunch on Human Trafficking

WHEN:

12:15 P.M. – 1:45 P.M. EDT

WHO:

Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Thomas E. Perez
Deputy Counselor for the department’s Access to Justice Initiative
Lynn Overmann

Remarks on Human Trafficking

WHEN:

4:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. EDT

WHO:

Acting Director of the Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims
of Crime Joye E. Frost
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
Survivor Advisory Caucus’s Flor Molina

NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Michelle Person at 202-305-7381.

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