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Human Trafficking 101 Training in Montrose

Updated: Nov 17, 2023

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Angela Clark is a lived experience expert of child sex trafficking in a rural area. She’s been working professionally in the national movement for 6 years. She is a member of Human Trafficking Leadership Academy, National Survivor Network, and Survivor Alliance. She works for ICF, a national leader in providing training and technical assistance to grantees of government funds for service providers. She has a MindBody Therapy certification and also has a small coaching practice. She is working on her memoir and several other workbooks for supporting the survivor community in their recovery and self-advocacy.

Dr. Tom Acker is a Professor Emeritus of Spanish, Colorado Mesa University and is a founding member of the Western Slope Against Trafficking Task Force. He is a former member of the Colorado Human Trafficking Council by appointment of Governor Hickenlooper, 2014 to 2022. Tom has worked for more than a decade on the issue of immigrant integration and civil rights which evolved into exploring the plight of H2A visa workers in the western U.S., especially the sheepherders (2006-present). He conducts training in “Human Trafficking 101” to community and civic groups and works part time as an interpreter.

Press Release

November 16, 2023


Human Trafficking 101 Training

Angela Clark

Western Slope Against Trafficking

970-739-4738 / wsattaskforce@gmail.com

What: Human Trafficking 101 Training in English & Spanish

When: November 21, 2023 – 6-7:30PM

Where: Ute Indian Museum, 17253 Chipeta Road, Montrose, CO

The November 21 training will include Human Trafficking 101, what to look for in common trafficking situations, how to respond, and a Q & A session with local experts from the task force. Topics to be covered: child sex and labor trafficking, adult sex and labor trafficking, and the Murdered and Missing Indigenous People (MMIP) in Western Colorado.


Donations collected at the event will provide additional training opportunities organized and facilitated by WSAT. Registration is encouraged for this FREE event: https://www.westernslopeagainsttrafficking.com/event-details/in-montrose-nov-21-human-trafficking-training


Dr. Tom Acker and Angela Clark will be co-facilitating this training.


Angela Clark is a lived experience expert of child sex trafficking in a rural area. She’s been working professionally in the national movement for 6 years. She is a member of Human Trafficking Leadership Academy, National Survivor Network, and Survivor Alliance. She is working on her memoir and other books.


Tom Acker is a Professor Emeritus of Spanish, Colorado Mesa University and is a founding member of the Western Slope Against Trafficking Task Force. He is a former member of the Colorado Human Trafficking Council. Tom has worked for more than a decade on the issue of immigrant integration, civil rights and H2A visa workers in the western U.S., especially with the sheepherders.


*Western Slope Against Trafficking, located in Grand Junction is a multi-disciplinary community task force actively engaged in the collaboration, education, and lived experience perspective as the primary methods to combat human trafficking on the Western Slope. We have provided training at: give a few examples and are available for training onsite or via Zoom. WSAT is comprised of concerned citizens, civic organizations, community leaders, churches, schools, healthcare providers, law-enforcement officers, and professionals working with vulnerable populations. New members are welcome.


In 2023, WSAT donated books written by survivors to the Montrose Library to emphasize the importance of education through the lived experience lens and voice in the effort to combat human trafficking.


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