Slavery, involuntary servitude, forced prostitution, and
human trafficking are not issues of distant history.
They are alive today in every part of the world. Learn
about the problems, and also what you can do.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 2:00 pm: Graduate Student Lounge
Prof. Kay Warren Graduate Forum
College Avenue Campus Kay Warren is the Charles B. Tillinghast Jr. '32 Professor of International Studies
and professor of anthropology at Brown University where she directs the Politics,
Culture, and Identity Program at the Watson Institute for International Studies.
She will meet informally with graduate students. Refreshments will be served. Link
to prepared readings for conversation available at sas.rutgers.edu.
4:30 pm: Alexander Library, 4th floor Teleconference Lecture Hall
Kay Warren will offer a public address: “When Numbers Count: The Practice of
Monitoring and Representing Human Trafficking Across the Pacific Rim.” Free and
open to everyone. Professor Warren’s areas of interest include Foreign aid and
transnationalism, trafficking in persons, war and community responses to violence,
social movements and political minorities, indigenous rights, gender, religion, and
the anthropology of multi-cultural democracies; also documentary film and media
7:00 pm until Midnight: Student Activities Center (SAC)
RUCCAT Coffee House Against Trafficking
The Rutgers University Campus Coalition Against Trafficking (RUCCAT) will host its
first Coffee House to promote advocacy and share survivor testimonials as well as
raise money for the non-profit anti-trafficking organization, Polaris Project. All
students and community members are invited for an evening of live music, slam
poetry readings, and free refreshments. The band 100% Cotton and slam poets The
JustUs League will perform. There will also be an open mic where poetry and
testimonials will be shared. This event has been co-sponsored by the Douglass
Governing Council and the Women's Center Defense Coalition. Tickets ($5) will be
sold in advance and funds raised will be donated to Polaris Project NJ to provide
direct services to trafficking survivors. Tickets can be bought at the Student
Activities Center ticket booth on George Street.
9:00 pm: Van Dyck Hall, Room 211
Dan Christopher Trafficking Video
Video screening by Dan Christopher, senior in Political Science, of information piece
on clandestine interviews taped during a recent border-crossing into Thailand with
victims of trafficking and prostitution. The film discusses the creation of an
international organization to fight trafficking in the region, which originated in the
Summer of 2007 during a Global PACT training session. Dan Christopher present for
questions and commentary.