Fighting Modern Day Slavery

"The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people." 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Over 200 people attended this 2018 event honor Dr. Marting Luther King, Jr. and raising awareness of the battle to fight against human trafficking. You can see the replay at:



To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., YWCA Greenwich is proud to co-sponsor and host a powerful conversation about the battle against human trafficking.

Fighting Modern Day Slavery . . .
A conversation about the battle against human trafficking
Thursday, January 11, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
YWCA Greenwich, 259 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

International Labour Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally.
In 2016, an estimated 1 out of 6 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely child sex trafficking victims. Of those, 86% were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran. There is no official estimate of the total number of human trafficking victims in the U.S., but Polaris estimates that the total number of victims nationally reaches into the hundreds of thousands when estimates of both adults and minors and sex trafficking and labor trafficking are aggregated.
Join us for a provocative conversation with a panel of experts who care deeply about this issue, are battling every day to expose these crimes, and who will provide insight into what citizens can do to fight this terrible assault on humanity.
To register, send an email to  For questions, contact Joan Mockler at or call 203-869-6501, ext. 104
Click on the photo for bios of each speaker.
Community Partners
Anti-Defamation League of CT
Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich
Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education
Child Guidance Center of Southern CT, Inc.
Christ Church Greenwich
Fairfield County's Community Foundation, 
The Fund for Women & Girls
Family Centers, Inc.
First United Methodist Church of Greenwich
Global Partnership to End Human Trafficking
Grace Farms
Greenwich Department of Human Services
Greenwich Police Department
Greenwich Public Schools
Greenwich United Way
Greenwich YMCA
India Cultural Center
Inner City Foundation for Charity & Education
Junior League of Greenwich
Kids in Crisis
Neighbor to Neighbor
Roundhill Community Church 
Saint Barnabas Church
Saint Paul Episcopal Church Riverside
Second Congregational Church 
Stanwich Church
Temple Sholom
The High Ground
Town of Greenwich
Urban League of Southern CT 
Yale-New Haven Health Greenwich Hospital


Moderator, Krishna Patel
General Counsel & Director of Justice Initiatives
Grace Farms Foundation
former Federal Prosecutor






Jillian Gilchrest
Director of Health Professional Outreach
CT. Coalition Against Domestic Violence and
Chair, CT Trafficking in Persons Council




Joette Katz
Commissioner of Connecticut
Department of Children and Families

Rod Khattabi
Director of Safety and Justice Initiatives Advisor,
Grace Farms Foundation
Former Head of CT Department of Homeland Security

Vincent T. Nappo
Lawyer and Partner on Lawsuit
PCVA Law Offices, Seattle, Washington