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Human Trafficking is subject of lecture March 27

March 7, 2012


Peoria, IL (March 7, 2012) - Internationally acclaimed expert Norma Ramos will lecture on "The Modern Tragedy of Human Trafficking" on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the Marty Theater in the Michel Student Center at Bradley University. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Ramos is a public interest attorney and the executive director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, the world’s first organization to fight against human trafficking internationally.
 
Modern-day slavery is the fasting growing criminal industry in the world.  It is estimated that there are 30 million people forced to work against their will for the profit of others.  Ramos will highlight the strength and pervasiveness of modern-day slavery with an emphasis on girls and women.  She will also bring the story to our own doorstep, talking about how trafficking occurs in cities from Los Angeles to Chicago to New York.
 
The lecture is sponsored by Bradley’s Women’s Studies Program and funded by the Intellectual and Cultural Activities Committee.



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