Stop Traffic: Human Trafficking in our Backyard

Human trafficking is a significant problem in other
countries, but many people don’t realize the I-70 corridor between St. Louis,
Kingdom City and Kansas City is a major U.S. human trafficking hub.

The International Justice Mission (IJM) at William Woods
University will host a program to inform members of the campus and the
community about the situation.  Kelsey
Saragnese, president of Stop Traffic at the University of Missouri, will speak
at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in WWU’s Library Auditorium.
 
Her talk is free and open to the public.
 
Stop Traffic is a student-led anti-human trafficking
organization at MU. Saragnese will discuss slavery as it occurs in the United
States, why it is so prevalent in Missouri and what students and the public can
do to fight it.
 
Human trafficking is a heinous crime that occurs when a human
being is bought and sold for forced labor or prostitution. The International
Justice Mission (IJM) at William Woods University has been conducting a series
of events to create  awareness and fight
against such crimes.