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Nicholas Kristof: Reacting to Slavery in the 21st Century

Thursday, Apr 12, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
McGuinn 121Map Location

Nicholas Kristof is one of the foremost voices on exposing the realities of human trafficking. Mr. Kristof and his wife co-authored the book Half the Sky, which describes the stories of survivors of human trafficking and explores the complexities of the issue. Additionally, it provides advice for what people can do to end this egregious human rights violation. This book has drawn many people to the issue and exposed them to exactly how horrifying it is, as well as how ubiquitous it is. Mr. Kristof has reported on a wide variety of human rights issues, including the Tiananmen Square protests and the genocide in Darfur. His work has brought to light the violations of human rights that are occurring around the world, and more than that, he has offered potential solutions and ways that everyone can get involved towards realizing the abolition of such horrors.

Mr. Kristof has seen human trafficking in action, met the people, heard their stories, and has worked toward ending modern day slavery. His speech will show member of the BC community what we can do and how we can help. The Jesuit identity of Boston College calls us to be men and women for others and a commitment to fighting injustice is an important part of answering that call.

We hope to see you all at this event, and any questions should be directed to Brittany Madni and Cathleen Augusto, co-Presidents of R.E.A.C.T., at Please see the attached flyer, and feel free to forward this information to anyone you feel would be interested in the event.