UNL’s fifth annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking on Oct. 10-12 will include free public events designed to promote awareness of human trafficking in the United States, educate the community and UNL students about human trafficking, and spark activism to combat human trafficking in Nebraska.
The public events include:
Oct. 10, noon, College of Law, East Campus Loop and Fair Street: Panel discussion about the four “P’s” of human trafficking – prevention, protection, prosecution and partnerships. The legal specialists on the panel will discuss the importance of creating new laws and policies to help prevent human trafficking, protect victims, and prosecute human traffickers.
Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Auditorium, Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R streets: Theresa Flores, author of “The Sex-Slave Across the Street,” will share her story about her life as a sex trafficking survivor. Flores is also founder of S.O.A.P (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) and plays an active role on the Ohio attorney general’s Human Trafficking Commission.
Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Auditorium, College of Business Administration Building, 12th and R streets: Tina Frundt will share her story of how she turned her life of sexual exploitation into a life of hope and service. Frundt is the founder of Courtney’s House, winner of the Frederick Douglass Award, and has been featured on “Our America with Lisa Ling,” the Oprah Winfrey Network and CNN.