Join Duke IJM and World Relief at the Nasher Museum of Art for a concert and evening dedicated to raising awareness and supporting victims of human trafficking in North Carolina.
April 3rd, 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Nasher Museum of Art (home page)
Food and drinks served
Tickets: Students $10, Non-Students $20
(Tickets may be purchased at the door, at our table on the Bryan Center Plaza May 26-30 or may be reserved by emailing with the desired quantity. Tickets may also be purchased at http://tickets.duke.edu)
The concert will be followed by a reception. There will be an opportunity to donate to World Relief, learn more about human trafficking and various organizations that work against it, and enjoy the Nasher facility.
"Human trafficking" is not a concept immediately associated with our state. More often, it conjures up images of
far-away countries with corrupt or weak governments--and, indeed, it is a tragedy with an international scope.
Nevertheless, it is an increasing problem in North Carolina, in our proverbial backyard. The lack of awareness of the
scope and even existence of this problem has led to trafficked persons being arrested and deported, with little regard
for the fact that they are victims of crime rather than perpetrators.
Justice Cries Out is our attempt to address this lack of awareness and to provide tangible aid to the often voiceless victims of labor and sex trafficking. By organizing this event, we hope to galvanize the Triangle community into action and provide a setting for offering monetary support. All money received from ticket sales and from on-site donations will be given to World Relief to specifically aid their High Point office in protecting victims of human trafficking. Representatives of this office will be present to offer insight into their work and what our community can do. Information from other national organizations, such as World Vision, that address this issue will also be available.
Raleigh News & Observer report on local
World Relief Trafficking Victim Protection
State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
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Header photo credit: Kay Chernush for the U.S. State Department