The Chicago Syndicate: The @NBA All-Star Game Expected to Increase Human Trafficking Activity in Chicago #NoRoomforTrafficking
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The @NBA All-Star Game Expected to Increase Human Trafficking Activity in Chicago #NoRoomforTrafficking

On Friday, January 31, hotel industry officials, lawmakers, local partners, and leading experts are joining forces in Chicago during National Human Trafficking Awareness Month to rally against human trafficking ahead of the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Game. Large events, such as the NBA All-Star game, can lead to increased instances of human trafficking activity due to an influx of visitors traveling to a particular location for a short period of time.

As part of the No Room for Trafficking campaign,  The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) are convening Governor J.B. Pritzker, Attorney General Kwame Raoul, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, state lawmakers and local hoteliers to expand on nationwide efforts. The event will feature a panel exploring the importance of coordination with law enforcement to eradicate exploitation as well as a training session hosted by ECPAT-USA for local hotel employees hosted at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

  • Governor J.B. Pritzker
  • Attorney General Kwame Raoul
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot
  • State Representative Terra Costa-Howard
  • AHLA President & CEO Chip Rogers
  • IHLA President & CEO Michael Jacobson
  • AAHOA President & CEO Cecil Staton

WHEN:  Friday, January 31, 2020 at 9:00AM CST

WHERE: Sheraton Grand Chicago - 301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL 60611

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