Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Speakers Series to explore Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series presents a discussion on Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery

WHEN: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium on the lower level of Brookens Library

(The event will be available on video on demand at

DETAILS: Lisa Fedina is the featured speaker and is also the project coordinator of the Illinois Rescue and Restore Coalition. The state-wide coalition is comprised of social service organizations, law enforcement, advocacy groups, and community members working together to fight human trafficking in Illinois.

Fedina will discuss the basics of human trafficking (including child exploitation, sex trafficking, and labor trafficking); trafficking in local and global contexts, U.S. anti-trafficking legislation, and victim identification, as well as how individuals can get involved in local anti-trafficking efforts. For additional details on efforts to stop trafficking visit

The ECCE Speakers Series at UIS is a campus-sponsored lecture series that aims to exemplify engaged citizenship as part of the university’s effort to foster appreciation for and practice of diversity and the active effort to make a difference in the world. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information and a list of other speakers series events visit or contact Kimberly Craig at 217/206-6245 or

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