Under-Told Stories Events SOLD: Human Trafficking in Minnesota and Beyond The Twin Cities metropolitan area is one of the 15 largest human trafficking centers in the nation, according to the Justice Department. It’s likely that everyone who buys inexpensive/imported goods, frequents hotels and restaurants, or patronizes businesses with “closed doors” and publications with “adult pages” has benefitted from the labor of trafficked human beings. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is hosting a conversation on this important issue. On the international level, Fred De Sam Lazaro has produced stories of child laborers and other victims that have aired on the PBS NewsHour. On the local level, Saint Mary’s Police Science and Public Safety Administration graduates work throughout the state. 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; and initiatives underway to combat trafficking Twin Cities Winona Date: November 12, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Date: November 13, 7:00- 8:30 p.m. Location: University Center Saint Mary's University, Twin Cities Campus 2540 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 Location: Performing Arts Center Saint Mary's University, Winona Campus 700 Terrace Heights, Winona MN 55987 Cost: Free Cost: Free Note: The Performing Arts Center is now full. Overflow seating is in the Toner Lounge. Register for this event NOTE: For the Winona Event - The theater is filled. Overflow seating is in the Toner Lounge. Please join us there. Moderator Fred de Sam Lazaro - 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. Participants Semhar Araia, Executive Director of the Diaspora African Women's Network (Twin Cities event only) Dennis Cusick, Executive Director, Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute Sister Marlys Jax, Sisters of Saint Francis at Assisi Heights (Winona event only) Michele Garnett McKenzie, director of advocacy for The Advocates for Human Rights Grant Snyder, Sargeant, Minneapolis Police Department 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.