Friday, March 5, 2010

Mar 5-11: Anti-Human Trafficking Series in nyc

NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Anti-Human Trafficking Series

NYU Wagner is hosting a week of anti-trafficking events from March 5-11. We would greatly appreciate your support at our events and welcome your input in discussions. Please help us spread the word by distributing it widely. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

There are currently 27 million people who are trafficked in the world. Men, women and children are victimized and exploited for labor and the commercial sex industry. Human trafficking is not a problem limited to other parts of the world. It happens in the United States. It happens here in New York City.

The week of events raises awareness of all aspects of human trafficking in all its forms including international, domestic, local, sex, child and labor. The goal is to expose this issue to the Wagner and NYU community, discuss implications of past and current policy decisions, and identify ways to fight modern day slavery. The series will also provide opportunities to interface with several local, domestic, and international organizations that are dedicated to ending human trafficking.

Please join us at the following series of events! RSVP today:

Friday, March 5, 2010, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Gender-Based Violence and Trafficking in Latin America
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.

Monday, March 8, 2010, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Film Screening: Lilya 4-Ever
The Puck Building, Jersey Conference Room, 3rd Fl.
Watch the trailer here:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 4:00pm-5:00pm
IPSA Reading & Discussion Group: Labor Trafficking
The Puck Building, Jersey Conference Room, 3rd Fl.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 5:30pm-7:30pm
An Exhibition: Building Knowledge to Take Action
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
*Representatives from local and national anti-trafficking organizations speak at 6:30pm

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Trafficking 101: Commercial Sexual Exploitation
The Puck Building, Jersey Conference Room, 3rd Fl.
Watch a video that demonstrates an intimate journey of a hypothetical preteen girl as she faces a life of sexual exploitation:

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 11:30-12:30 pm
Children and Global Trafficking: a brownbag with UNICEF and SOS Kinderhof International
The Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room, 3rd Fl.
Speakers: Susu Thatun, UNICEF Child Protection Specialist, Migration and Trafficking and Jenessa Bryan, SOS Kinderhof International

Please remember to RSVP here:
We look forward to seeing you!

The NYU Wagner Anti-Human Trafficking Series is sponsored by the following student groups: Asian Pacific American Student Alliance (APASA), Students for Criminal Justice Reform (SCJR), Wagner Students Alliance for Africa (WSAFA), International Public Service Association (IPSA), and Wagner Women’s Caucus (WWC).

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