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Pacific Free the Slaves Vigil

Jan 10, 2012

This Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Organized by the Pacific Free the Slaves student organization on campus, a candlelight vigil will take place at 5:30 pm at the reflection pool in front of the DeRosa University Center. As a new college chapter of the Free the Slaves national network, Pacific Free the Slaves strives to end slavery within our lifetime. Whether it is in brothels, factories, restaurants, farm fields, or even private homes, there are up to 27 million people around the world who are exploited and victims of modern day slavery. This is an issue that shouldn't be over looked by any Pacific student as it does not only exist beyond the borders of our nation.

Across the United States, up to 18 cities have been identified as human trafficking hubs, two of those being Sacramento and San Francisco. In order to raise awareness on campus about this perpetual problem and reflect on our unknown culpability, the Pacific Free the Slaves would like to welcome all Pacific students to join them in the Vigil this Wednesday. The event is free and open to the public and in case of rain will be moved into the DeRosa University Center's ballroom.

For more information, tabling for the event will take place today and Wednesday from 11 am to 1 pm in front of the DeRosa University Center. You can also contact Pacific Free the Slaves at pacificfreetheslaves@gmail.com.

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