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Campus Speaker to Discuss Global Problem of Human Trafficking

Free lecture to explore human trafficking.“Not for Sale,” a lecture calling for an end to the international tragedy of human trafficking, will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, on the main campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.

Sponsored by the college’s Cultural Life Committee, a partnership to promote and recognize diversity and social justice, the program will be held at 7 p.m. in the Mountain Laurel Room of the Thompson Professional Development Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The evening will feature a one-hour presentation by Sister Joann Marie Aumand, of the Sisters of Christian Charity, employed by Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Newark as an administrator for immigration, refugee resettlement and human trafficking. A New York native, she holds a master’s degree in administration from Villanova University and is certified in spiritual direction from Fordham University.

Her multimedia presentation will offer statistics about the degree of the problem internationally an estimated 27 million people are enslaved, she says, despite it being illegal in every country relate real-life stories about some of the women with whom Sister Aumand lived and worked, and will suggest ways that the public can help identify victims of human trafficking. A question-and-answer period will follow.

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