Human Trafficking Discussed at Jesuit Honor Society Lecture

Oct 27, 2009

         The American Public Media's Marketplace explains that human trafficking "is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world," worth over $32 billion in both the "sale" of victims and the value of their exploited labor. This practice today, known as human slave trade, involves every country in the world including the United States, with nearly 17,000 people being brought here each year and forced to work as slaves.

        Human trafficking will be discussed at the Alpha Sigma Nu Alumni Lecture on Saturday, November 7, at The University of Scranton's Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Alpha Sigma Nu is the National Jesuit Honor Society with chapters at The University of Scranton and other Jesuit campuses. The lecture, offered free of charge and open to the public, begins at
5 p.m. 

        The featured speaker will be Sr. Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D., president of Marywood University. Sr. Munley recently co-authored the book Understanding and Counteracting Trafficking in Persons: The Acts of the Seminar for Women Religious. She holds a doctoral degree in sociology from Boston College and has pursued advanced study at the Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas and at the Centro de Estudios Internacionales, Madrid, Spain. 

        Previous lecturers in the series have come from Harvard Divinity School, The University of Virginia, Georgetown University and Commonwealth Medical College. This lecture is co-sponsored by The University of Scranton's Alpha Sigma Nu Student Chapter, Justice Club, The Jane Kopas Women's Center and the Peace and Justice Studies Program.

        For additional information, call Betsy Moylan at The University of Scranton at 941-4000.

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