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American Studies Lecture: Sex Trafficking in New England

November 28, 2012
5:00 PM
Location: GHH G01

Did you know that sex trafficking happens in New England? It even happens right here in Rhode Island. Sex trafficking, as defined by the United Nation, involves: Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons; threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim; exploitation, which includes exploiting the prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labour, slavery or similar practices and the removal of organs. This is a social justice issue, a human rights issue, and an issue that is relevant to all of our lives. Karen McLaughlin will speak to the campus community about these issues, based on her field experience as the former director of the Massachusetts Task Force for Sex Trafficking and as a policy advisor for Hunt Alternatives Fund, Demand Abolition, and the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at Harvard University.