Our very own Dr. Larry Boxer has passed along an email about an upcoming conference that may be of interest, at Hilbert College at the end of April. The conference is free; more information appears on the flyer here: http://goo.gl/pnKmR
This is a very timely subject; I’ve been following Nicholas Kristof, one of my favorite writers in the New York Times Sunday papers. One of the most recent issues he has tackled is human trafficking here in the U.S. It seems that the same company which owns the Village Voice owns a website Backpage.com. That website is a leading site for trafficking—selling, as in for sex—women and girls in the U.S. Kristof recently discovered and publicized the information that Goldman Sachs, an international financial giant (investing, banking) owns a 16% share of this website.
You can see a brief discussion at Kristof’s blog at http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/author/nicholas-kristof/, and at the New York Times at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/opinion/sunday/kristof-financers-and-sex-trafficking.html?_r=1&hp.
If you have any sympathy with the Occupy Wall Street movement of last year, or want to learn more about an important area of social justice right here in our back yards, this information may be of interest to you.
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