Human Trafficking in North Carolina and Beyond

The Triangle Labor and Civil Rights Working Group (LCRWG) is pleased to announce our first meeting of the semester on “Human Trafficking in North Carolina and Beyond” on Wednesday, September 24, 7:00pm at the Center for Documentary Studies Library at Duke University (1317 W. Pettigrew St.) Please join us for an engaging discussion with the following speakers over drinks and light fare:

Gunther Peck, a professor of history and public policy at Duke University, who will speak on the historical legacy of human trafficking and “white slavery.”

Donna Bickford, director of the Carolina Women’s Center at UNC, who will give an overview of current problem of sex trafficking and the Center’s activism to combat it.

Shana Judge, a doctoral student in public policy at UNC, will discuss her dissertation research on sex trafficking.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP Orion Teal: orion.teal[at]duke.edu

The LCRWG seeks to foster greater dialogue between activists and scholars on issues related to civil rights and labor in the Triangle and beyond. Past events have included film screenings, discussions of pre-circulated papers, multimedia presentations, and performances on topics as diverse as prison labor in North Carolina, the legacy of school desegregation, environmental racism, and public sector labor organizing. Our third year promises to be equally engaging, informative, and fun, so please save the following dates:

Fall 2008

9/24 Human Trafficking, Duke, Center for Doc. Studies Library, 7pm

10/22 Political Spin and the Grassroots Reality, UNC, Love House, 6pm

11/19 Politics of Labor, Raleigh, specific location TBA, 6pm

Spring 2009

1/28 School Desegregation / Neighborhood Development with performance by Hidden Voices, Love House, UNC, 6pm

2/25 Urban Planning and Development in the Triangle, Duke, CDS, 6pm

3/25 Latino/Immigrant Labor, UNC, Love House, 6pm

4/22 Film Screening and Discussion, UNC, Love House, 6pm

We look forward to you joining us,

Dwana Waugh, Max Krochmal, Jessie Wilkerson, and Orion Teal, LCRWG organizers

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