UD to host human trafficking event as part of CNN Freedom Project day

The University of Dayton Human Rights Center and Abolition Ohio at the University of Dayton will host a #MyFreedomDay awareness, education and action fair from at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Kennedy Union Torch Lounge.

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The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of CNN’s Freedom Project, nationwide events that aim to raise awareness of human trafficking, or modern day slavery.

It will have eight education stations, including one with an interactive life-sized board game simulating the life of a trafficking victim, according to the university.

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Between 21 million and 45 million people worldwide are trapped in slavery, and at least 5.5 million of those are children, according to CNN’s Freedom Project.

Although slavery is outlawed in every country, criminals earn more than $150 billion every year from enslaving people. For more information on modern slavery, contact Tony Talbott, UD human rights lecturer and Abolition Ohio director, at 937-229-4326.

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