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Journals - Human Trafficking, March 20 and 22, 2012
Arab Spring Videoconference 
Students in the Contemporary Issues through Videoconferencing class participated in a two-part Pulse program hosted by Global Nomads Group on the serious topic of human trafficking. On the first day, the students spoke with Christina Arnold, Founder and Board President of Preventing Human Trafficking. She spoke frankly with the students about the world's second largest criminal industry.

"Driven by her upbringing in South and Southeast Asia where she encountered exploited children daily, Christina Arnold has worked passionately for human rights since she moved to the U.S. at age 21. Christina founded Prevent Human Trafficking - PHT in 1999, as a vehicle to support a handful of innovative human rights organizations working in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Her expertise has contributed to policy and legislative change, such as the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000."

On the second day, CITVC students spoke with their peers from around the United States about this disturbing reality. The students shared how they researched this issue and what they think the worldwide political reaction has been and should be. The students also discussed ways to heighten the cause, more than just with Hollywood movies such as Taken.

Arab Spring Videoconference 

CITVC was highlighted in the local newspaper for this videoconference!
PV students discuss human trafficking

We researched these sites and viewed these films: 
1. Dying to Leave - PBS film

2. PBS website about the Sex Slaves documentary, includes an interview with one of the victims, Katia

3. Article from NYTimes UpFront about gender imbalance in Asia and the ensuing human trafficking problem

4. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

5. What is human trafficking? a lesson plan

6. U.S. Laws on Trafficking in Persons

7. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's demands in June 2012 that the The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act be passed; this act renews the TVPA of 2000.
8. Sex Slaves - Frontline Documentary
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