College of Charleston hosts weeklong event on human trafficking and modern-day slavery
Liberation Week at the College of Charleston is under way, with daily events through Saturday.
Students concerned about human trafficking organized the weeklong series of events, said Sarah Andrews, an intern with the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, one of several faith-based organizations associated with the College’s Religious Life Council. “We’re seeking to confront major issues, educate ourselves and create change and freedom for those in captivity,” she said.
Tonight, guest speaker Nubawi Nute — a Burmese woman who has worked with victims of human trafficking and started a children’s safe home — will share her story, offering a Christian perspective on trafficking and slavery. Her talk is slated for 7 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the Education Center (at the corner of St. Philip and Wentworth streets).
On Thursday, students will host a discussion of pornography and its role in the sex trade at 8 p.m. in the Alumni Center.
On Friday, Cougar Mall on campus will be filled with presentation tables.
On Saturday, Freedom Day, the initiative ends with a presentation in the Physician’s Auditorium from 2-5 p.m., with stories from survivors of human trafficking and information meant to raise awareness and money and attract volunteer activists.