Thursday, September 29, 2011

Freedom Week

ATAC is participating in Freedom Week 2011! The third-annual Freedom Week will take place October 8-16, with great events all around NYC.

On Tuesday, October 11th, ATAC will host "Immigration Law & Human Trafficking." Come learn from immigration experts as they explain how traffickers get around existing laws, and what we can do about it.

ATAC will also host a film screening on Saturday, October 15th.

Check out Freedom Week's website for more information. 

First General Meeting!

General Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m.! Vanderbilt 218! 

Yes, there will be food. It may be pizza, but we just may surprise you.

To be discussed:

1) Volunteering for Freedom Week - October 8-16: A week of raising awareness and galvanizing public action against human trafficking throughout New York City 

2) New projects! 

3) The ATAC board: Find out about how to get involved, and opportunities working under Advocacy Projects, Events, and Communications 

4) General updates

Hope to see you there! If you are not able to attend, but are interested in working on a project or event, please contact Advocacy Chair Kate Dabbert at

Monday, September 19, 2011

Modern Day Slavery: An Overview

Please Join the Anti-Trafficking Advocacy Coalition (ATAC) and 
Law Students for Economic Justice (LSEJ), for

Modern Day Slavery: An Overview


Dorchen Leidholdt
Human Trafficking Expert &
Legal Director,
Sanctuary for Families, NYC

Emily Amick
Equal Justice Works Fellow
Sanctuary for Families, NYC

Wednesday, 9/21 – 6:30 pm
Vanderbilt 210

Reception to follow in Golding Lounge

What is ATAC?

ATAC (Anti-Trafficking Advocacy Coalition) is a new student group at the NYU School of Law.

ATAC’s mission is threefold:
(1) to educate NYU School of Law and the greater student body about human trafficking, specifically, various forms of trafficking, its prevalence worldwide, and in NYC in particular, and how trafficking impacts students’ daily lives;
(2) to participate in the fight against trafficking by volunteering with NYC victims’ service providers and advocates to serve trafficking victims and working on research or outreach projects with policy makers and NGOs; and
(3) to provide resources to students interested in fighting trafficking, such as employer contacts, internship information, and networking opportunities.