Conference to focus on human trafficking


    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—A conference to raise awareness about human trafficking is scheduled at the University of Louisville next month.

    “Modern Day Slavery: Breaking the Chains” will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Red Barn on Belknap Campus. The Women 4 Women student chapter and UofL Women’s Center are organizing the event.

    Money raised through ticket sales will support a summer service learning trip to Peru, where UofL students and employees will meet with women who are survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking.

    Conference speakers will include Theresa Flores, a child sex trafficking survivor, and Colleen Clines, director of the Anchal Project, a non-profit group that works to empower marginalized and exploited women in India. Anchal Project and Global Initiatives products will be on sale at the event.

    Tickets, which are $15 for members of the general public and UofL employees and $7.50 for UofL students, can be purchased online at Tables of eight are available.

    The Women’s Center also is accepting donations for a silent auction at the event.

    Parking for the conference is available at the Speed Parking Garage.

    For more information or to donate to the silent auction, contact the Women’s Center at 502-852-8976 or

    Brandy Warren
    Brandy Warren is coordinator for marketing and communications in UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing, where she manages special events and promotes UofL’s Division of Student Affairs. She previously worked at daily newspapers in Kentucky and Alabama.