Campaign Focused on Stopping Sex Trafficking

OGDEN, Utah – According to the U.S. State Department 300,000 children in the United States are at risk of becoming victims of sex trafficking.  In light of those figures Weber State University’s Nontraditional Student Center will be hosting the “Not For Sale” Campaign from March 28-April 1.

            One of the week’s highlights will be a panel discussion, “Protecting Your Family,” held on March 29 at 12:30 p.m. in WSU’s Shepherd Union Building. The discussion will feature speakers from Utah Health and Human Rights and Child Rescue who work closely with victims of sex trafficking. They will expand on the “how-tos” of protecting self and family from falling prey to sexual exploitation.

Also scheduled are screenings of the movie “Taken,” a fictional story depicting sex trafficking in Europe. On Monday and Wednesday students and the community will join in a “March For Victims” to protest sex trafficking. The 30-minute march through campus will begin in the Shepherd Union Atrium and end at the Stewart Bell Tower Plaza.

All events are free and open to the public. The campaign is sponsored by WSU’s Nontraditional Student Center and Women’s Studies, Feminist United Network and Stand.

Week’s scheduled events include:

Monday (March 28):       6 p.m. Protest March, “March For Victims” – Shepherd Union     

Tuesday (March 29):      12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion, “Protecting Your Family” –            
                                    Shepherd Union Room 312
                                    7:30 p.m. Screening of film “Taken” – Shepherd Union Wildcat

Wednesday (March 30): 10:30 p.m. Protest March, “March For Victims” – Shepherd
                                     Union Atrium
                                     2:30 p.m. Screening of film “Taken” – Shepherd Union Wildcat 

Friday (April 1):             1:30 p.m. Book discussion, “Not For Sale: The Return of the        
                                     Global Slave Trade & How We Can Fight It” –  Shepherd Union             
                                     Room 232

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Sarah Stanton, Nontraditional Student Center
801-626-7501 ·


Colette M. Williamson, office of Media Relations
801-626-7212 ·