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Human Rights and Modern-Day Slavery SSIR Capstone Presentation

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Jepson Hall, Jepson Faculty Lounge
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Although every government in the world has declared slavery an illegal enterprise, it continues to flourish. To the surprise of many, slavery exists across the United States today, with Richmond, VA being no exception.  In fact, Richmond’s geographic location renders it central to one trafficking route up and down the east coast.  Over the course of this past year, students in Dr. Monti Datta’s Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR) Human Rights and Modern Day Slavery community have been critically evaluating and debating practices put forth by policy makers, political activists, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations to understand and stem the tide of modern day slavery as well as understand what linkages can be made between historic enslavement and today’s slavery. In their capstone presentations, Dr. Datta’s students will share insights from their community engagement with several partner organizations in the Greater Richmond Area, including the Richmond City Jail, a local anti-slavery organization, and several organizations that work with vulnerable populations in the city. Please join us on Tuesday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Jepson Faculty Lounge for a chance to hear what these students have learned.

Contact: Andrew Gurka, Director, Living-Learning Programs, (804) 289-8415