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College of Mount Saint Vincent to Host Anti-Human Trafficking Conference
9/30/2013 - Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent will host “Tackle Trafficking: Sex, Drugs and Shopping,” a one day conference on human rights, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Smith Hall from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Click here to view photos from the event.

The program will increase awareness and foster activism on human trafficking by focusing on sexual exploitation, forced labor and other forms of involuntary servitude. The conference is sponsored by the Lower Hudson Valley Catholic College and University Consortium.

“We want to enable all victims to become survivors,” says Dr. Barbara Ellen Black, Executive Director of the Lower Hudson Valley Catholic College and University Consortium. “I believe that if we can motivate our students to participate in the fight against sex trafficking and human slavery, we can combat this violence and abuse.”

Sr. Jean Flannelly, Executive Director of Mission, is the College of Mount Saint Vincent’s main contact for the event. “I’m delighted that the Mount is hosting this event,” she says. “It is important to stress that the day is about awareness and developing ways that we as individuals and members of communities can work for change.”

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.

Media Contact:
Belle Hann
Director for College Relations
(718) 405-3345
belle.hann@mountsaintvincent.edu                

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Leah Munch
Coordinator for Campus Events & College Relations
(718) 405-3341
leah.munch@mountsaintvincent.edu