Human Trafficking Awareness Day – Highlighting Half the Sky

On Thursday, May 16, Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership is having a day of awareness surrounding human trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. More than 32 million people are trafficked each year, and now is the time for college students to step up and help make a change!

Join SAIL for keynote speaker Philip Martin, National Director for Compassion2One, in the JFK Library from 12-1:00 p.m. Martin and Compassion2One work to combat human trafficking in the Northwest. He will talk about his experience fighting human trafficking and the problem as it exists in Washington state. This event is open to all students, faculty, staff and the public.

To continue EWU’s day of awareness, a screening of the documentary Half the Sky will take place at 7 p.m. in Showalter Auditorium. Half the Sky highlights women’s oppression around the world. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion consisting of Mark Kadel from World Relief Spokane, Mabel Elsom from Lutheran Community Services Northwest and Bipasha Biswas from Eastern Washington University. Please attended, and help us raise awareness at Eastern Washington University of human trafficking and its wide-spread effects.

For more information, contact Student Leadership at 509.359.6718; leadership@ewu.edu.