Human 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.
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