Social Work 435 Class

The Social Work 435 class includes, back row, from left, Brittney Anderson, Sara Latka, Michaela Weverka, Bruce Hoem, Hannah Andersen, Haley Krull; front row, Jamie Brinamen, Annie Hart, Savannah Smith, Anna Boll and Jazmin Schwark.

Photo by Daniel Binkard/Chadron State College

Chadron State College’s senior Social Work majors enrolled in Methods III: Org and Communities (SW 435) are hosting a conference, “Not for Sale: Sex Trafficking in Nebraska,” today, Nov. 1, in the Student Center Ballroom from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference is free and open to the public.

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., and the conference begins at 8 a.m.

After a short table discussion, members of the CSC Theatre Department will perform “She Has a Name” by Andrew Kooman.

Hollie Strand will be the first of four speakers to present at 8:30 a.m. Strand works as a Computer Forensic Examiner at the Pennington County Sherriff’s Office and her presentation is titled “Online Dangers.”

Federico Vicente will then present “SAFE-T Training” and “What’s Being Done in Nebraska?” at 9:30 a.m. Vicente is the Salvation Army’s Fight to End Trafficking Program (SAFE-T) Community Outreach Coordinator in Nebraska.

After a short break, a survivor of sex trafficking will present “Experiences of Being Trafficked; Hope for Others” at 10:50 a.m.

Attendees will then be provided lunch at 11:30 a.m., accompanied by a speech from President Randy Rhine.

At 12:30 p.m., members of CSC’s Theatre Department will return to perform the second part of “She Has a Name.”

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The fourth speaker, Joseph Smith, will address attendees at 12:45 p.m. Smith, Madison County Attorney, will present “Prosecution and Sex Trafficking.”

Strand will return to the stage at 1:40 p.m. to present a second topic, “Child Sexual Abuse: Bootcamp for Sex Trafficking.”

Following Strand, a panel of experts will take part in a question and answer session with audience members. Panel members include Cassie Wegelin, a Scottsbluff State Patrol Investigator, Russel Harford, Dawes County Judge, Nicole Keller, DOVES Program Coordinator for Dawes and Sheridan County and Vicente.

For more information, visit the conference’s Facebook page.

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