Learn about Human Trafficking

Scheduled for April 13, 2011 6:30PM

Alisa Bartel and Alex Kreidenweis, University of Dayton graduate students and founders of The New Abolitionist Movement, will give a presentation on identifying human trafficking and actions to fight this modern-day slavery 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Christ United Methodist Church, 3440 Shroyer Road in Kettering, Ohio. “An estimated 27 million people are enslaved around the world. Trafficking in persons is the second largest criminal industry in the world and the fastest-growing,” Bartel said. “The United States is not immune. It is the No. 2 destination for victims of slavery. In particular, Ohio is a critical component of the human trafficking enterprise. Conceptualized as a triple-threat source – origin, transit, and destination – Ohio is a prime location for traffickers to conduct business. In fact, Toledo is one of the nation’s most infamous cities involved in trafficking.” Discussion topics will include how Ohio has responded to human trafficking and how citizens can recognize, report and abolish human trafficking.

 The event, sponsored by The New Abolitionist Movement and League of Women Voters Greater Dayton Area, is free and open to the public. Food donations to the Christ United Methodist Church food pantry are encouraged. For more information, contact Alisa Bartel or Alex Kreidenweis at 937-229-3643 or League office 937-228-4041.