Government & Public Interest

BBA: A Survivor’s Perspective On Interacting with Systems Before, During, and After Being Trafficked

The BBA presents live webinars and virtual events via Zoom. Please register for this program through your BBA account at least two hours before the start time of the program to receive the Zoom webinar link.

Join the Human Trafficking Sub-Committee of the Delivery of Legal Services Steering Committee on Friday, October 29th from 12-1:30 PM in a conversation with Jose Alfaro, human trafficking survivor, speaker, author and activist, and Julie Dahlstrom, BC Law alum and the Director and Clinical Associate Professor of Boston University Law School’s Immigrants’ Rights and Human Trafficking Program. 

In an interview-style program, Jose will address his personal experience of being trafficked as a minor, as well as the way that his traffickers exploited his identities as an LGBTQ+ teen and person of color.  Jose will also speak to the systems he interacted with and how these risk factors impacted how those systems treated him. In particular, he will discuss his experiences in assisting in the prosecution of his trafficker, of civilly suing his trafficker, and of the criminalization he experienced while trying to cope with the traumatization of being trafficked.