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. HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS Day 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 issues. 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.
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