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Human Trafficking Awareness Week includes lectures, discussions, film

Fariba Nawa

Fariba Nawa

The organizers of Human Trafficking Awareness Week at IU Bloomington have put together a full schedule of lectures, discussions and other activities. The Oct. 21-25 schedule is so packed that audiences will have to choose between events taking place at the same time.

Here’s a partial list:

  • Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa will speak on “Digging Deep in the Drug Trade: Investigative Reporting Abroad” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Ernie Pyle Hall Auditorium. Nawa, the author of “Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords and One Woman’s Journey through Afghanistan,” will also speak at noon Tuesday at the International Programs Building and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Asian Culture Center.
  • Workers from the Alta Gracia apparel factory in the Dominican Republic will share their stories in a session on “Human Rights in the Garment Industry,” also at 7 p.m. Monday. The program is at the Latino Studies Center. The New York Times called Alta Gracia a “high-minded experiment,” a garment factory that provides living wages, humane working conditions and a voice for workers.
  • The film “Girl Rising” will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Whittenberger Auditorium, followed by a panel discussion. The documentary makes the case for girls’ right to education by focusing on real-life stories of nine young girls from different parts of the developing world.
  • New York Times correspondent Donald G. McNeil Jr. will speak on “Sex, Albino Murders, Tightwad Superpowers, Drone Strikes and the Battle for Global Health” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Chemistry 122. McNeil is a science and health reporter who writes about diseases of the world’s poor, including AIDS, malaria, avian flu, SARS and mad cow disease.

Details about Human Trafficking Awareness Week and information other events and resources is available from the “Many Faces of Human Trafficking” website of IU Bloomington’s Center for the Study of Global Change.

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