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Marywood University to hold human trafficking lecture

October 22. 2013 4:26PM
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A lecture to bring awareness of human trafficking will be presented at Marywood University on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the University’s Swartz Center for Spiritual Life. The lecture, which will be held in the center’s McGowan Room, is free and open to the public.

The U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement says human trafficking, in its worst manifestation, is akin to modern-day slavery. Victims pay to be illegally transported into the United States, only to find themselves in the grip of traffickers. Some victims are forced into prostitution, involuntary labor and other forms of servitude to repay debts. In certain cases, the victims are children.

Members of Marywood University’s social work faculty, Karen Rich, Ph.D., associate professor, and Sunny Sinha, Ph.D., assistant professor, along with Mark Rodgers, Ph.D., dean of the College of Health and Human Services, will be the presenters of the lecture.

Among the topics to be discussed will be learning to identify when someone is the victim of human trafficking. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions following the lecture.

For more information, please contact Dr. Karen Rich at

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