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Conference to focus on human trafficking

by UofL Today last modified Jan 10, 2013 05:57 PM

Organizers of “Modern Day Slavery: Breaking the Chains,” a free conference scheduled for Jan. 16 on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus, hope their event will help raise awareness about human trafficking.

Speakers will include Toshia Kimbler, a human-trafficking survivor; Theresa Flores, a child sex trafficking survivor; and Colleen Clines, director of the Anchal Project, a nonprofit group that works to empower marginalized and exploited women in India.  The conference is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Red Barn. Parking is available in the Speed Museum parking garage.

The Women’s Center at UofL is accepting donations for a silent auction at the event. Money raised through the auction will support a summer service learning trip to Peru where UofL students and employees will meet with women who are survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking.

While the event is free, online reservations are recommended. Register at http://uoflhtc.eventbrite.com/. Parking for the conference is available at the Speed Art Museum parking garage, 2035 S. Third St.

For more information or to donate to the silent auction, contact the Women’s Center, 502-852-8976.

The Women 4 Women student chapter and UofL Women’s Center are the conference organizers.

 

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