VERMILLION, S.D. – Sponsored by the University of South Dakota Criminal Justice and International Studies programs, “Human Cargo: Trafficking in the 21st Century,” will explore the topic of human trafficking at the local, state, national and international levels via events and featured speakers throughout April.
The program begins with a lecture at 6 p.m. in Farber Hall, April 12, by Anna Kosloski, a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs professor and national expert on human trafficking.
On Wednesday, April 19, at 6 p.m. in Farber Hall, Kevin Koliner, Assistant U.S. Attorney, and James Legg, S.D. Department of Criminal Investigations and Fusion Center, will deliver a presentation titled “Close to Home: Sex Trafficking in South Dakota,” and discuss the state and local implications of human trafficking.
To conclude the series on April 26 at 6 p.m. in Patterson 121, representatives of Yazda, a global Yazidi organization, will watch a screening of the Frontline documentary “Escaping ISIS” and discuss forced marriage and sexual slavery under the Islamic State. This event is sponsored by Amnesty International.
Information and resources will be available at each event, including counseling and support options for victims of domestic violence.