One of the sad realities of our world is that human trafficking exists. According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, of which 80% are female and half are children. Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking). It reportedly generates a profit of $32 billion dollars every year; of that, $15.5 billion is made in industrialized countries.
Join us on Tuesday, December 6, at 12 p.m. EST, for a webinar focusing on issues of immigrants and refugees. Christine Cervenak, Associate Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights and Concurrent Assistant Professor at Notre Dame Law School, and Sr. Ann Oestreich, IHM, of the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking, will present on their work to combat human trafficking. Learn specifically about the trafficking phenomenon, about initiatives underway at Notre Dame and by Catholic Women Religious to address modern-day slavery, and what you personally can do to become a force for good in responding to these injustices.
This webinar is being presented by the Notre Dame Alumni Association.