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Published on October 17th, 2013 | by SMUMN

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These young women were rescued from the sex industry, where many end up after they are trafficked. They are now living in a shelter where they are provided an education and counseling so they can regain their childhoods.

These young women were rescued from the sex industry, where many end up after they are trafficked. They are now living in a shelter where they are provided an education and counseling so they can regain their childhoods.

Child laborers.

Agricultural workers.

Prostitution.

Pornography.

Human trafficking occurs in every Minnesota county and the Twin Cities are one of the 15 largest trafficking centers in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Join us for an in-depth look at:

  • Global aspects of trafficking.
  • Human rights, especially women’s and children’s issues.
  • Impact on rural and urban Minnesota.
  • How to talk about the issue.
  • Initiatives underway to combat trafficking.

Moderator: Fred de Sam Lazaro is a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership, director of the Under-Told Stories Project at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and a correspondent for PBS NewsHour.

Tuesday, November 12 – Twin Cities Event

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Saint Mary’s University Center
2540 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

Wednesday, November 13 – Winona Event

7:00-8:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center – Figliulo Recital Hall
700 Terrace Heights, Winona

Cost: FREE. All are welcome. Register online.

This event is made possible by the Under-Told Stories Project as seen on the PBS NewsHour, and sponsored by the Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

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