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Black History Month Event: Libya, Modern Slavery and The Global Migration C...

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International House

1414 East 59th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

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In partnership with University of Chicago International House the event is designed to educate the public on the issue of human trafficking and slavery using the tragic exposure of present-day slave trade in Libya but also connecting it to the human trafficking epidemic right here in Chicago. Human trafficking is a $150 billion criminal enterprise and is the second fastest growing criminal enterprise globally.

Chicago ranks third in the world for human trafficking. While the majority of identified victims tend to be domestic-born girls and women, vulnerable populations such as migrants and refugees are also at greater risk of being trafficked, particularly women and children.

Through a panel of policy experts, actual personal accounts of trafficking, and expert analysis, this event will provide historical and geopolitical context to the slave trade in Libya as well as draw a connection between what happens abroad and what happens right here in Chicago. The learning from this event will help inform action and policy to combat modern slavery and a better understanding of the global migration crisis.

Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Amara Enyia, Global Strategists Association Fellow, Public Policy Consultant

Panelists include:

Dr. Lynette Jackson

University of Illinois at Chicago, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Gender & Women's Studies

Professor Ted Williams III

City Colleges of Chicago, Chair of Social Department

Brenda Myers-Powell

The Dreamcatcher Foundation, Co-Founder/Executive Director

Mike Simmons



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