Stop Traffic: Human Trafficking in our Backyard
|2/13/2013||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
Human trafficking is a significant problem in other countries, but many people don’t realize the I-70 corridor between St. Louis, Kingdom City and Kansas City is a major U.S. human trafficking hub.
The International Justice Mission (IJM) at William Woods University will host a program to inform members of the campus and the community about the situation. Kelsey Saragnese, president of Stop Traffic at the University of Missouri, will speak at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in WWU’s Library Auditorium.
Her talk is free and open to the public.
Stop Traffic is a student-led anti-human trafficking organization at MU. Saragnese will discuss slavery as it occurs in the United States, why it is so prevalent in Missouri and what students and the public can do to fight it.
Human trafficking is a heinous crime that occurs when a human being is bought and sold for forced labor or prostitution. The International Justice Mission (IJM) at William Woods University has been conducting a series of events to create awareness and fight against such crimes.