JUSTICE (Jesuit University Students Together In Concerned Empowerment) is a Marquette University Student Organization dedicated to education and action surrounding social justice issues. We have led campaigns focusing on fair trade, gender equality, Sudan divestment, worker's rights, and other issues. Each year we hold a Social Justice Teach-In to promote awareness on campus, and send a group to Fort Benning, GA, for the annual School of the Americas Protest and Vigil.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Human Slave Trade: The Scandal of the 21st Century

Jodi Cobb, a world-renowned photographer for National Geographic Magazine, will be speaking on Tuesday, April 10th from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM in AMU Ballroom E, with a dessert reception to follow. Sponsored by the Helen Way-Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Student Council and MUSG, the topic of Ms. Cobb's speech will be Human Slave Trade: The Scandal of the 21st Century.

Ms. Cobb has worked in over 50 countries, primarily in the Middle East and Asia, and has written 24 articles for National Geographic about her experiences. She was one of the first photographers to enter China when it reopened to the West, resulting in her book Journey Into China, and has also written extensively on the geisha of Japan for her book Geisha: The Life, the Voices, the Art. Her speech will focus on how the demand for ever cheaper goods and services has made trafficking in humans the third largest criminal activity in the world, just behind weapons and drugs.


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