Abington Journal

Marywood University plans human trafficking awareness events

SCRANTON — Marywood University’s Graduate School of Social Work Association, in partnership with its Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Committee, will sponsor two events aimed at bringing awareness to Human Trafficking.

A documentary film, “Stopping Traffic,” will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes Barre. The film is free and open to the public.

“Stopping Traffic” is a powerful documentary that features heroes of the anti-sex-trafficking movement in order to raise awareness, expand the movement, and present practical solutions to eradicate it. This film journeys to the Philippines, Mexico, Thailand, Iraq, and major U.S. cities to provide first-hand documentation of crime that prevails across every culture and socioeconomic class.

The annual Poster Day Event will take place at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 13 in the Liberal Arts Center, Room 211. Following a short training/orientation session on human trafficking, volunteers will be divided into groups and given informational posters on trafficking to distribute within assigned areas (local businesses, organizations, and stores) in the city of Scranton.

For additional information about the film screening or to volunteer for the annual Poster Day event, contact Sunny Sinha, Ph.D., assistant professor of social work and chair of the Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Committee at Marywood University, at Sinha.sunny@marywood.edu.

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