Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Series - November 2011

Cosponsored with Center for Social Concerns and student groups ND-8 and Inspire

"Series to bring attention to human trafficking and modern day slavery"

Students from the University of Notre Dame’s ND8 and Inspire student clubs together with students from St. Mary’s College have collaborated to create a month-long series of lectures, films, and other events to bring attention to the complex and pervasive problem of human trafficking and modern day slavery. The group also hopes to mobilize students around federal budget appropriations and to support passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2011, currently in discussion in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Documentary film: Tony by Invisible Children

Thursday, November 3, 2011
7:00-9:00 pm

Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall
The series kicks off on Thursday, November 3 with a screening of the documentary Tony by Invisible Children, an organization dedicated to ending the use of child soldiers by Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony’s rebel war. Free and open to the public.

Slavery Footprint Awareness Activity

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
6:30-8:30 pm

Dooley Room of Lafortune Student Center
On Wednesday, November 9 the group will challenge students to see just how pervasive modern-day slavery is — from the clothes you wear to the coffee you drink — and how many slaves each of us “owns” at the Dooley Room in LaFortune Student Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Five Guys Fundraiser

Wednesday, Noveber 16, 2011
5:00-10:00 pm

1233 Eddy Street
On Wednesday, November 16, students have organized a fundraising event in conjunction with Five Guys at 1233 Eddy Street to benefit Second Chance in Toledo, Ohio, a social service program, which provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic sex trafficking and prostitution. Visit for information.

Poetry Slam / Open Mic Night

Monday, November 21, 2011
8:00-10:00 pm

LaFortune Ballroom 
On Monday, November 21, ND-8 will sponsor a Poetry Slam and Open Mic Night from 8-10 p.m. at the LaFortune Ballroom. Using poetry and music, the evening’s entertainment will focus on modern day slavery, to help expand awareness to the issue. Proceeds from donations and the sale of jewelry will help support the work of Second Chance in Toledo Ohio.

Documentary Film — Sex and Money: A National Search for Human Worth

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
7:00 pm

Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium
The acclaimed documentary Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth follows the movie crew who has traveled to over 30 states and conducted more than 75 interviews with federal agents, victims, politicians, activists, psychologists, porn-stars, among others, to detail the extent of domestic minor sex trafficking and the modern-day abolitionist movement fighting to stop it.  A discussion following the screening will feature staff from South Bend social service agencies involved in prevention of prostitution and sexual violence against women and children. Free and open to the public.

Discussions on Development Series - "Human Trafficking and Development"

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
7:00 pm
Center, Room C-103
The series will conclude on Wednesday, November 30 with The Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity Discussions on Development program entitled, " Human Trafficking and Development" which will focus on the root causes and consequences of human trafficking globally.

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Resources