MARCH 22 – Human Trafficking: What You Need to Know

Event: Human Trafficking: What You Need to Know

When: Thursday, March 22, Noon

Where: Room C316 in the Motherhouse, 520 Plainfield Rd., Joliet, 60435

Cost: Complimentary

The University of St. Francis (USF) will host the educational presentation, “Human Trafficking: What You Need to Know” on Thursday, March 22. The program is being offered as part of the Women’s History Month series.

The presentation addresses the issues and challenges of human trafficking; the action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labor, private or commercial sexual exploitation. It is a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people around the world

The presentation will educate the audience to recognize potential red flags and indicators of a trafficking situation— both are key steps in identifying victims and helping them find the assistance they need.

The program will be presented by Esther Holiday, founder of Love Fellowship Outreach and Sr. Peggy Quinn, member of the Illinois Women Religious Against Human Trafficking. It is open to the public and free to attend. Brown bag lunches are welcome, drinks and dessert will be provided.

Please RSVP to jhicks@stfrancis. Or 815-740-3807

Founded in 1920, the University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., is a Catholic, Franciscan university that serves 4,100 students nationwide; offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are more than 48,000 USF alumni across the globe.

University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.