Breaking Chains: Addressing Human Trafficking in Alaska | Tyson Wright


Thursday, February 8, 2024    
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

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Homeless youth in Anchorage are trafficked at a higher rate than any other American city studied. Nearly half of the victims of trafficking are Alaska Native. Join us to learn more about what is happening and how the International Coalition for Prevention and Empowerment is working with Alaskan organizations to rescue these endangered youth and prevent future trafficking.

Following the presentation we will be joined by a panel of experts for the Q&A session. Guest panelists include Kelsey Potdevin, Education and Outreach Manager at the Alaska Native Justice Center; Jessica Svetkovich, Department of Justice Coordinator at the Knik Tribe; and a representative from the FBI

Featured speaker:

Tyson Wright Tyson Wright is the founder and director of International Coalition for Prevention and Empowerment, a nonprofit focused on the prevention of human trafficking and exploitation through education, awareness, and empowerment. Tyson has been supporting the fight against human trafficking since 2014. He has worked with communities around the world to develop targeted prevention programs to protect vulnerable individuals. Tyson has a degree in Business Management and Non-profit management and is currently working on degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology.

Tyson has certifications in Trauma and Resilience, and Human Trafficking Prevention and Intervention. He is on the board of the Washington County Children’s Justice Center and the DOVE Center, a domestic violence shelter, and enjoys volunteering in his community.

  • Check-in will begin at 11:30am with seating available on a first-come first-serve basis. The program will begin at 12:00pm.
  • Those with online reservations do not need to present ticket confirmation at the door, we will have all confirmed attendees on a list at check-in.
  • Lunch at this program will be available for individual order and purchase from Bear Tooth Theatre. If you wish to do so, plan on arriving early to ensure you receive your meal by the end of the program.
  • Online registration closes at 6:00 pm on February 7. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door the next day, unless the program is sold out. Contact with any questions.