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STOP to host 4th annual human trafficking conference

Carissa Phelps speaks to an audience at a 2014 STOP event. Phelps will be speaking and offering a free training on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Courtney Hudson

Dylan Dewit

February 28, 2015

STOP, a Chico State organization committed to informing the community about human trafficking, will kick off its 4th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Week conference Monday. STOP President Courtney Hudson, a junior sociology major, has orchestrated the week-long event before. The conference will ...

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...

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