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Human Trafficking Subject of WKCTC Presentation October 24

PADUCAH, KY (October 13, 2016) According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center website also states that human trafficking, commonly regarded as one of the most pressing human rights issues of our time, affects every community in the United States across age, gender, ethnicity and socio-economic backgrounds.

Startling statistics like these inspired West Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges Diversity and Inclusion Series and the One Book Read Committee to host a one-hour presentation titled, Human Trafficking: What is it and How Can You Help? October 24 at 11 a.m. in the colleges Matheson Library.

We invite our students, faculty, staff and community members to attend the presentation to learn about human trafficking, including possible signs of trafficking and ways they might be able to help victims, said Dr. Belinda Dalton-Russell, WKCTC Diversity and Inclusion Series coordinator.

In this years One Book Read, Little Princes by Conor Grennan, the author shares his own experiences helping to reunite trafficked youth with their families in Nepal, and his story fits perfectly with this presentation, said Amy Sullivan, WKCTC interim director of library services and One Book Read Committee co-chair.

Kim Russell, WKCTCs Associate English Professor and One Book Read Committee member, will facilitate the presentation and will open the event to audience questions following the presentation.

For more information, contact Dr. Belinda Dalton-Russell at (270) 534-3081, belinda.dalton-russell@kctcs.edu or Amy Sullivan at (270) 534-3171, amy.sullivan@kctcs.edu.