Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Not My Life: Human Trafficking Symposium

November 3rd, 2013
5:00-8:30pm, doors at 4:30pm

Location
Zeitguist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Event sponsored by the World Affairs Council of New Orleans.

Please note: advance purchase is required
$10 for student members and partners, $15 for members and partners, and $20 for the general public.

To receive member price, members must click redeem benefits. To receive partner price, partners must enter promo code.

This three-part symposium starts with a screening of Not My Life, a documentary about the unspeakable horrors of modern day child slavery directed by Oscar nominee Robert Bilheimer and narrated by Glenn Close. For a look at the trailer and some of the feedback that the film has garnered, follow the link.

Following the film, Holly L. Wiseman, a former attorney with the Department of Justice who prosecuted the first case brought under the US human trafficking act, and Dr. Laura Murphy, head of the New Orleans Human Trafficking Working Group, will speak. This portion will include discussions about both human trafficking around the globe and suggestions for individuals on combating this problem.

The symposium closes with a dinner reception featuring representatives from local organizations working both directly and indirectly to end human trafficking. Audience members will have the opportunity to talk with these representatives about ways to help in the global fight against human trafficking.

Purchase tickets here. Members, remember that you must click redeem benefits on the payment page when purchasing tickets to receive the member price. Partners, remember that you must enter your promo code on the payment page when purchasing tickets to receive the partner price. No refunds will be given after the purchase, so be sure to check that your discount has been applied before confirming payment. For more information, contact Flora Williams at director@wacno.org or 504.300.9144.

For the original event posting on The World Affairs Council of New Orlean’s website, click here.

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