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Survivor speaks out against human trafficking

Shamere McKenzie, a survivor of human trafficking, urges students to make a change, to try to stop human trafficking. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Amanda Hovik

April 20, 2014

Shamere McKenzie knew that she didn't want to die. Her body told her to run, so she headed to a stranger's garage and found a man and his 2-year-old daughter inside. "What are you doing?" the man asked. "Why are you running around here?"Fearing for her life, McKenzie told the man a lie — that she was running away from her ex-boyfriend who w...

Students host charity run to stop sex trade

Ashlley Martinez, a junior communication sciences and disorders major and president of Stop Trafficking of Persons, sports her STOP club shirt.Photo credit: Dominique Diaz

Dominique Diaz

March 1, 2014

One campus organization believes that slavery still isn't abolished.Millions of women and children are trafficked for sex each year, according to the Aruna 5K website. The Aruna organization is an initiative in South Asia to bring freedom to those enslaved or sold into the trade and to end slavery altogether. One campus organization believes that slavery s...

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