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Human Trafficking along the I-25 Corridor

Join the World Affairs Council Young Professionals for a candid conversation of the plight of illegal trade of human beings for sexual slavery, forced labor, or forced organ, tissue and fetus donation.

 

Human trafficking is one of the most lucrative industries in the world, second only to drug trafficking. A lack of universal standards and global commitment to fighting this form of slavery makes it difficult to project accurate numbers of people caught in this system, but conservative estimates project it to be a $32 billion worldwide industry, with nearly half of that coming from industrialized countries. (National Human Trafficking Resource Center)

 

Aubrey Terry and her sister were trafficked children involved in sex trafficking. After earning a Master’s degree in Social Work, she now works in a restoration house in Colorado, and specializes in prevention, community involvement, and how to be a mindful helper to victims of sex trafficking.

 

Jim Smithwick from the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking will speak about both the international and domestic side of human trafficking. The organization will present findings from of a three-year study just being completed at the end of March, including areas of improvement and those still lacking.

 

With this program the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council lunches its first in a new series of candid conversations tailored for Young Professionals.

 

5:30 – 7:30 p.m., March 20, 2013

Jack Quinns, 21 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, 80903

 

Tickets are just $15 for pre-registration prior to March 19, or $20 at the door and includes appetizers and one drink ticket. Register online at www.csworldaffairs.org before March 14, call 719-579-8443 thereafter.

 

Resource/Reading list:

http://www.combathumantrafficking.org/

 

SOLD by Patricia McCormick, 2006

 

Hush: Moving from Silence to Healing After Childhood Sexual Abuse by Nicole Braddock Bromley, 2007

 

The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council (CSWAC) invites one member from each area media outlet (reporters, news editors or directors), complementary admission to each of its 2013 programs.

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