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Anna Maria to Host 11th Annual Social Work Conference - Trafficked

March 27, 2013
Anna Maria College announces that its Social Work program is hosting its 11th Annual Social Work Conference on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at the College’s Zecco Performing Arts Center.  This year’s conference is entitled Trafficked: Trapped in Sexual Eploitation and will feature Phillip W.D. Martin, WGBH  Public Radio, Senior Investigative Reporter, and Detective Sergeant Donna Gavin, Commander of the  Boston PD Anti-Trafficking Unit.
The program is being held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m.  The cost of the program is $25.00; $20.00 for those who bring a backpack for a needy school child.   Social Workers, LMHCs and Nurses can earn 4 C.E. credits.  The Conference is being co-sponsored by the AMC Office of Diversity and Inclusion, NASW Central Regional Council,  and the following AMC departments and initiatives: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Admission, Molly Bish Center, Nursing Program, Criminal Justice Program, Office of Mission Effectiveness, Campus Ministry, ALANA and Social Action Group.
Speaker Bios
Phillip W. D. Martin, a senior investigative reporter for WGBH Boston Public Radio, recently completed an eight part series Underground Trade: Boston to Bangkok. Martin is also a panelist for WGBH’s “Basic Black.” He is an adjunct professor at Brandeis University and executive producer for Lifted Veils Productions. Phillip is a former NPR supervising senior editor and race-relations correspondent. In 1995 he helped launch PRI’s The World. He is the recipient of the Margret and Hans Rey WGBH Producer award and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting, among other honors. Phillip is a former Nieman and US-Japan Media Fellow.
Detective Sergeant Donna Gavin is the Commander of the Anti-Trafficking Unit for the Boston Police Department.  As a member of the  Boston Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, she works in collaboration with thirty separate agencies to combat trafficking by rescuing and supporting victims, investigating perpetrators, and ultimately prosecuting human traffickers and their co-conspirators.