LHU students will raise awareness of human trafficking
New Life will host fundraiser and free film
March 26, 2012
On Tuesday, April 10, Lock Haven University’s New Life Student Fellowship is hosting a fundraiser to raise awareness of human trafficking. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Russell Lawn, attendees can read stories of real men, women, and children held captive for labor, trade, and sex. At 7 p.m., "Freedom: Indifference is Not an Option," a film about human trafficking, will be screened in the Ulmer Planetarium, which was presented in the 2012 Passion event in Atlanta, Georgia. This event is free and open to the public.
“I think it is important to make people aware of human trafficking because it is a global issue that seems to have been sweep under the rug,” said LHU New Life member Amanda Adkinson. “There are more slaves today than any time in history and yet no one is talking about it, no one is fighting for them, no one is raising their voice to bring about freedom.”
The proceeds will be donated to the A21 Campaign and Not for Sale. New Life decided to support these organizations because they are dedicated to educating the public to take action and prevent modern slavery.
“The fact that over 27 million men, women, and children are stuck in modern day slavery right now is something that people should be outraged by; it is something that people should want to put a stop to,” said Adkinson.
For more information about this event, contact Amanda Adkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.