On Sunday, January 21 at 2 p.m., the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, in collaboration with the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking and the Slave Free Community Project, will host a special event to bring awareness to the issue of modern slavery. The program will take place in the Main Lounge of the University Center on the Seton Hall campus, and is open to all members of the local community free of charge.
Located in the South Orange-Maplewood area, the Slave Free Community Project (SFCP) is a group of concerned community members striving to create the first communities in the nation to confidently say they are "slave free." SFCP works to raise awareness and eliminate the effects of modern slavery from every aspect of daily life. Currently over 40,300,000 people are enslaved worldwide; more than 60,000 in the U.S. alone.
To kick off the event, a panel discussion will be held featuring testimony from Seton Hall alumna, Ingrid Johnson, who became a human trafficking activist after her daughter was a victim of trafficking. Panelists representing local, state, national and international efforts will include Bob Boneberg, Executive Director of the Slave Free Community, and Kate Lee, New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking Administrator. Other panelists are expected to be announced.
Following the panel, there will be a discussion and Q&A. The event will close with at 4 p.m. with a light reception for all guests.
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