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Calling Attention to Human Trafficking

VO_ HUMAN TRAFFICKINGSOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) — Students at Mount Holyoke College hosted a panel of experts on human trafficking tonight.

Some of the speakers were local professors and case workers, while others were advocates from as far as Boston and Washington D.C.

The focus of the discussion was to bring attention to domestic human trafficking and the fact that it actually happen right here in Massachusetts.

Student Organizer, Lauren Mindieta told us, “We really wanted to inform Five College students and the local community about this issue.”

Students worked for 2 months to make the event possible.

The Massachusetts Interagency Human Trafficking Task Force reports that 27 million people are trafficked annually throughout the world and in the United States, making human trafficking one of the fastest-growing criminal industries.

 


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