Events aim to raise awareness about human trafficking

November 5, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A series of events aimed at raising awareness about human trafficking continues at Purdue on Tuesday (Nov. 5) with a screening of the documentary film "Chosen."

The 7 p.m. showing at University Hall, Room 103, includes a discussion on youth and human trafficking with Marie Kelleman of the Lafayette YWCA, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and the Baptist Student Foundation.

The film and discussion, free and open to the public, are part of "Stopping Traffic: Breaking the Chains of Human Exploitation," which runs through Friday (Nov. 8). It is sponsored by the Purdue Office of Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, the Baptist Student Foundation at Purdue and the Wesley Foundation at Purdue.

Other "Stopping Traffic" events include:

* Wednesday (Nov. 6). 8 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 310. Mylinda Baits, a missionary working against human trafficking, will give an overview of how, where and why human trafficking occurs. She also will share her experiences with intervention.

* Thursday (Nov. 7). 7 p.m. Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 1051. Kimber Nicoletti, director of Multicultural Efforts to End Sexual Assault at Purdue, will partner with Delta Phi Mu sorority and the Baptist Student Foundation to lead an interactive workshop about forms of trafficking and how it affects life in Indiana.

* Friday (Nov. 8). 7 p.m. University Hall, Room 101. Bill Mullen, professor of English and American studies at Purdue, will talk about the connections between mass incarceration, capitalism and slavery in the United States.

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711,

Source: Gabriel Sosa, 765-357-5717,

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