This presentation was given at the 2016 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit in Houston, TX, hosted by The National Center on Sexual Exploitation. Details on the CESE Summit at EndExploitationSummit.com/
When a city hosts a major event, like the Super Bowl, there are many opportunities for the anti-trafficking movement to use that event to make a lasting difference in anti-trafficking efforts. Having worked in anti-human trafficking efforts in the past seven Super Bowls, Nita Belles brings information that will produce lasting results in this movement long after Super Bowl has come and gone. This workshop will be an opportunity to get involved with work that will make a difference through Super Bowl and Beyond. These tactics would be helpful and easily adapted for all kinds of large high profile events.
Nita Belles has worked in a broad scope of anti-trafficking venues, including victim rescue to restoration, with top law enforcement, government officials, social services and the medical and faith communities to combat human trafficking. She brings to the table a deep understanding of trafficking with a compassion for victims, a commitment to bring justice to perpetrators and a determination to link arms with other abolitionists to end modern day slavery. She is also the author of the award winning book, In Our Backyard.
For the last seven Super Bowls she and her team have worked with top law enforcement, non-profits, social services and other government officials in anti-human trafficking efforts surrounding this event. Her levelheaded approach brings to the table tremendous experience and many networking resources.
Nita is the Executive Director of the non-profit In Our Backyard. She has worked as an Associate Pastor and domestic violence Chaplain. After building and selling a successful business, Nita earned her Master’s Degree in Theology with a Concentration in Women’s Concerns and began anti-trafficking work in 2006. She actively develops and attends on going trainings.