Conference to raise awareness, encourage action to end human trafficking


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Many Americans think that human trafficking is something that happens only overseas. But a University of Louisville student group hopes that its upcoming conference teaches people that the issue has local implications.

    The Women 4 Women Student Chapter wants to raise awareness about this modern-day slavery and encourage students and the public to become involved in efforts to make other people aware of the problem and to help stop it. The Human Trafficking Conference will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Red Barn, on UofL’s Belknap Campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

    Speakers include:

    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.