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Forum staff reports, Published March 18 2013

College students hold events to raise awareness about human trafficking

MOORHEAD – The Concordia College chapter of the International Justice

Mission is holding a series of Justice Week activities this week to raise awareness about the presence of sex-trafficking and modern-day slavery.

International Justice Mission is an international organization dedicated to freeing the 27 million slaves held in the form of human trafficking around the world, said Bailey Carlson, a Concordia sophomore and president of Concordia’s International Justice Mission chapter.

Today from 7 to 9 p.m., Melanie Lee, a Concordia alumna, will speak in the King Intercultural Center about her expedition with the International Justice Mission.

Tuesday at 7 p.m., the group will show a documentary called “At the End of Slavery” about people making the adjustment to freedom from slavery in Jones room 212.

Wednesday the group will hold an interactive activity at their table in the Atrium.

Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. a woman will talk about her first-hand experience with sex trafficking and her current work with the group Breaking Free. This event will be held in Ivers room 292.

From noon Friday through 3 p.m. Saturday, members of Concordia’s Justice Mission will take part in Stand4Freedom by standing in different places around campus to raise awareness for human trafficking.

All events are free and open to the public.