The group UAB Students Against Human Trafficking will host Four Weeks of Freedom in an effort to engage students and faculty throughout the month of October. The students, Jasmine Crenshaw, Ashlon McGee, Kahyun Kim, Michelle Ocampo and Max Ryan, are all undergraduate students in the UAB Honors College. Their objective is to increase awareness and advocacy about human trafficking that goes on around the United States, including Alabama.
Monday, Oct. 8, 2012
The event kickoff is a screening of the documentary “Very Young Girls,” followed by a panel discussion. The documentary follows human trafficking in the United States. The movie and discussion is at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall 121, 1401 University Blvd.
Monday, Oct. 15, 2012
Attendees will learn why and how women and girls are targeted for commercial exploitation from guest speakers. The discussion is 11 a.m.-1p.m. in the Hill University Center 411, 1400 University Boulevard.
Monday, Oct. 22, 2012
An information table discussing human trafficking and free trade will be set up from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in Hill University Center Concourse B. The students will encourage community members to learn who makes their gadgets and to become responsible consumers.
Monday, Oct. 29, 2012
The series of events will close with the question: “What can you do to stop human trafficking?” The discussion will examine organizations involved in stopping human trafficking and ways to get involved from 7-9 p.m. in the Hill University Center Great Hall.
Four Weeks of Freedom was made possible by a grant from The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham.