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Human Trafficking and the Implications of the 2014 Super Bowl
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Human TraffickingHuman trafficking affects every country of the world, as countries of origin, transit or destination – or even a combination of all.

In a global report on Trafficking in Persons, sexual exploitation was noted as by far the most commonly identified form of human trafficking (79%) followed by forced labor (18%).

The Center for Multiculturalism & Civic Engagement, the Center for Catholic Studies, the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute and the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations continue to host events to increase awareness about human trafficking and the many ways it affects our community.

The next event in this Just Talk Series features Kate Lee-Askew, president of the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH). She will discuss “Human Trafficking in New Jersey and the Implications of the 2014 Super Bowl.”

Wednesday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Chancellor’s Suite, University Center

Lee-Askew, who has traveled the world because of her work with the BBC London, has served on the JLOSH board, the State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) and on the Board of the Junior Leagues' of New Jersey’s State Council. In 2009, she was appointed to the New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Council on Sexual Violence, after her work on SPAC led her to organize the first conference on human trafficking in New Jersey. She is a member of the New Jersey Task Force on Human Trafficking and is involved with the New Jersey Coalition on Human Trafficking.

Lee-Askew will be joined by Elizabeth Wilson, J.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Diplomacy. Wilson, who teaches Human Rights Law and Public International Law, will discuss provisions of the current bill under consideration in New Jersey: The Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection and Treatment Act.

To learn more about human trafficking, visit the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

For more information please contact:
Rosario Reyes
(973) 275-2137
rosario.reyes-urbina@shu.edu

 

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