Newman University to host human trafficking awareness event Jan. 29

Jan 23, 2014

In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Newman University will host a Volunteer Fair and a free screening of the documentary film, “What I Have Been Through is Not Who I Am,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the  Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The event is in partnership with student government associations at Newman University, Wichita State University, and Friends University.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to join other members of the Wichita community for a free showing of this powerful documentary produced and distributed by ECPAT-USA. The film is the story of a victim of human trafficking and the subsequent journey from despair to recovery. Following the film, attendees can meet with representatives from various volunteer organizations and learn about ways to get involved in the fight against human trafficking.

January has been designated Human Trafficking Awareness Month. It is dedicated to educating the public about this major problem that exists in today’s society – including in the state of Kansas – and to help combat the problem and find ways to bring it to a stop. WSU has recently launched the Center for Combating Human Trafficking to help educate people on the nature, causes and prevention of human trafficking. The Center is sponsoring additional events for Human Trafficking Awareness Month. See the full list of events here.