April 19, 2022,
Altoona Public Library
Human trafficking is increasingly a hot topic. Media and Hollywood have elevated attention with movies like Taken and Trafficked. But equally so, there has been a steady rise in misinformation and misunderstanding of the issue. Anti-human trafficking expert and advocate MacKenzie Bills will debunk these myths and dive deep into what human trafficking really is and what it looks like for Iowa and Iowans. Come learn how you as an average citizen can spot it and help combat human trafficking in your every day life.
MacKenzie Bills is an anti-human trafficking advocate and expert. MacKenzie contracts for the U.S. State Department in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons as a policy analyst and outreach specialist. She has covered East and Central Africa and Central Asia. Her expertise is labor trafficking and the portray of human trafficking in media and literature. MacKenzie serves on Iowa's Network Against Human Trafficking Board and serves as on the Legislative Advocacy committee.