UofL waives ticket charges for human trafficking conference on Wednesday

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Posted on January 15, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 15 at 7:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The University of Louisville is removing the $15 ticket charges-- from Wednesday evening's conference on human trafficking.

It's called "Modern Day Slavery: Breaking the Chains"-- sponsored by UofL's Women 4 Women Student Chapter.

Among the guest speakers for the event-- Theresa Flores--- who was coerced into trafficking and slavery while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit.

At just 15-years-old, she was drugged raped and tortured for two years.

But stories likes Flores' are more common than you think. That's why students at UofL wanted to raise awareness of human trafficking.

“Trafficking does happen around the world, even in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville is actually a hub of trafficking, and it could be literally happening in your backyard,” Emma Chapman, UofL Junior, said.

The conference is Wednesday night from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Red Barn on the Belknap Campus.
 

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