May 24, 2008, 11:00 a.m.
List Art Center Auditorium, 64 College Street, Providence
According to the United Nations, over 12 million people worldwide are trafficked for forced labor or sexual exploitation every year. In the United States, an estimated 17,500 foreign nationals are trafficked annually, and an estimated 200,000 American children are at high risk for trafficking into the sex industry each year. Despite the grim statistics, much progress is being made to prevent human trafficking, serve the needs of those who have been trafficked, and prosecute traffickers and their customers. Learn what is meant by the term”human trafficking”and how non-governmental organizations, academics, and the public are addressing this vast and complicated problem.
Sponsored by the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, the forum features Katherine Chon’02, co-founder and President of the Polaris Project, and Kay Warren, the Charles B. Tillinghast Jr.’32 Professor of International Studies, Professor of Anthropology, and Director of the Politics, Culture, and Identity Program at the Watson Institute for International Studies.
For more information, please contact the Pembroke Center Associates:
Phone: (401) 863-3433
–Via Joan Heminway