Thursday October 14th - Conference on Strategies to
Combat Human Trafficking in the US, Canada and Mexico -
please go to www.kentlaw.edu/international
to see the agenda for the day's events and to register if
you want for the keynote luncheon or cocktail and film screening
in the evening
Human trafficking is on the rise worldwide. Millions of
people around the world live in the slave-like conditions
of forced labor, commercial sexual exploitation or both.
In the North American region alone, there are thousands
of people trafficked across the borders to be exploited
by others, and unaccounted numbers are moved within Canada,
the U.S. and Mexico. The most vulnerable and unprotected
become the victims and are forced into prostitution, domestic
work, factory work, servile marriage, begging, participation
in crimes and other activities that degrade their human
nature and hurt or even kill them.
The conference will take place during the day in the auditorium
and students are encourage to stop by and sit in at any
time - even if you can't stay for the entire morning or
afternoon session, don't hesitate to walk into the auditorium
and take a seat.
After the academic conference, we will host a cocktail
party and film screening to benefit the Midwest Immigrant
and Human Rights Center (MIHRC) which does so much to help
victims of human trafficking in our area.