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Annual human rights and social justice program includes information fair, panel on human trafficking

11/08/2011

The eighth annual human rights and social justice program at Miami University, "A Call to Action: Bridging and Bonding Across Borders," features a series of events Nov. 8 - Nov. 17 highlighted by the Human Rights and Social Justice Information Fair Wednesday, Nov. 16. A presentation and panel on human trafficking in Ohio and the world will be held Thursday, Nov. 17.

Events on Nov. 16 include:

  • Human Rights and Social Justice Information Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Shriver Center multipurpose rooms. Representatives from many social justice groups including the International Red Cross, the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, National Center for Homeless Education, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Hope House Rescue Center, Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) and the Trade Justice Commission, along with many campus organizations.
  • Address and proclamation by Oxford mayor, Richard Keebler at 12:30 p.m. in the Shriver Center multipurpose rooms.
  • Film screening, “Wasteland” (2010, Brazil) at 5 p.m. in room 100 of the art building, part of the Human Rights and Social Justice Film Series.

A presentation and panel, “Mapping Human Trafficking: In Ohio and the World” will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Shriver Center multipurpose rooms. Human trafficking hits close to home, as Toledo is ranked as one of the country’s top human trafficking markets.

Presenters are Lilleana Cavanaugh, executive director, Office of Ohio Hispanic and Latino Affairs, and Lair Marin, manager and constituent coordinator for the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs.

Other program events include an anti-bullying campaign, film series, read-in, exhibition, and human trafficking activist training.

The program is sponsored and organized by the Center for American and World Cultures, in collaboration with Miami’s Middletown and Hamilton campuses, and supported by many campus organizations.

A schedule of events is available as a downloadable file.

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