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Campus ministry raises awareness on human trafficking

Oct. 28, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Members of Marshall University's Campus Crusade for Christ spent time at the Memorial Student Center on Oct. 18, raising awareness about the prevalence of human traffic and slavery through the world.

That day also was International Anti-Slavery Day, and Shannon Robinson said it was an opportunity to spread awareness to college students who may not be aware of what's really happening in many countries.

The estimate is that 27 million people are victims to slavery, mostly through labor and sex trade, Robinson said. In the United States, she said labor is the biggest issue. It is among the worst in countries such as Greece, Bulgaria and the Ukraine, though domestic labor issues are the biggest problem in the U.S.

Robinson said the A21 campaign - comprised of individuals, organizations and government officials - is committed to abolishing injustice in the 21st century through prevention, protection, prosecution and partnership.

Through the A21 campaign and funding from various sponsors, CRU is presenting a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Don Morris Room in the student center.

The Breaking Chains for Change event will feature Anthem Lights, Anthony Mossburg and one of the Marshall ministry bands.

For more information, contact Robinson at shann2011@yahoo.com.