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Human Trafficking Subject of Free Public Presentations at CCC

 

Human trafficking will be the subject of an Honors in Action Day sponsored by Camden County College’s Alpha Nu Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society on the Blackwood Campus on Nov. 10.

 

According to the United Nations, human trafficking is “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.” In this context, the United Nations defines “exploitation” as “the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.”

 

CCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter will address this issue in two ways on Nov. 10:

 

● From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., displays on the topic will be exhibited by a number of student groups. These include the International Club, the Christian Connection, the Dead Poet’s Society and Owning Your Ignorance. This will take place in the Atrium of the Connector Building.

 

● From 7 to 9 p.m., Kaitlyn Keisel-Stagnone and Cristal Solorio from the Polaris Project – one of the leading non-profit organizations fighting human trafficking and modern-day slavery in the United States and around the world – and Kim Sykes from the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women International – a non-governmental organization that promotes women’s human rights by working to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms worldwide – will make presentations. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Admission to both events is free and open to the public. Co-sponsoring these events with Phi Theta Kappa is the College’s Office of Student Life and Activities.

 

For additional information, contact Jacqueline Tenuto by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 5088, or via e-mail at jtenuto@camdencc.edu


Published: November 08, 2011