On February 5, 2021, the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law, grateful steward of the community it serves, held a symposium for students, practitioners, stakeholders, and the public. The symposium, the first of its kind, examined the converging and rising tides of sex trafficking vulnerability and opioid dependency. The Kentucky Law Journal and the University of Kentucky Department of Gender and Women's Studies sponsored the symposium.

In order to provide necessary context, the following introduction briefly outlines sex trafficking and is followed by an overview of the symposium. For a more detailed review of the generous expertise shared, the full symposium is available for review on the Rosenberg College of Law's website, as well as our website dedicated to an intersectional approach to sex trafficking, "Disarming the WHP."

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