Tuesday, January 14, 2014

See How You Can Support Human Trafficking Awareness in Louisville

Today's Woman Now
Today's Woman Now

UofL’s Women ‘s Center and Women 4 Women student chapter are encouraging the Louisville community to get involved and help survivors of human trafficking on their path to recovery.

The Human Trafficking Awareness Conference will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Student Activities Center’s Multipurpose Room located on UofL's campus.

Conference speakers will include:
  • Carl Ralston, president and founder of Remember Nhu, an international nonprofit focusing on fighting the child sex trade.
  • Rus Funk, director of the Louisville-based organization, MensWork, which focuses on the role men play in fighting human trafficking.
  • Jennifer Clinger, a survivor of human trafficking and graduate from Thistle Farms recovery program in Nashville.

In addition, Kentucky Opera Studio artists Jill Phillips and Cory Battey will perform “Love is a Knife” from the opera “A Woman in Morocco.”

Attendees will be invited to letters of support and encouragement to survivors at Thistle Farms who are recovering from human trafficking.

For additional information, contact Emma Chapman, 502-852-8976 or womenctr@louisville.edu.

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