ADRIAN, Mich (March 24, 14) - According to widely accepted estimates, more than 27 million people are held as slaves throughout the world
today. However, Adrian College is taking a stand against the issue. Beginning March 31 and running through April 4, the students of the College’s “Not for
Sale” movement will sponsor a series of educational events on campus.
“This week of awareness and action at
Adrian College is always held near the end of March,” says CollegeChaplain Chris Momany. “March 28 is the anniversary of Adrian College’s founding, and we want to remember that this school was started in 1859 as an antislavery institution.”
Throughout the week, Monday through Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CakePops will be sold in the Caine Center. The proceeds from this fundraiser willbe devoted to the translation and printing of human trafficking educational brochures.
The schedule of events is as follows:
Monday, March 31, at 8:00 p.m.
Caine Student Center, Movie, “Not My
April 1, 8:00 p.m.
Adrian Tobias Room, Student
Presentation “Captive-ating Accounts.”
This program features first-person
dramatic readings based on the experiences of trafficking survivors.
Wednesday, April 2, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00
Caine Student Center, a day of teaching
and learning is open to the community.
T-shirts will be given away, people
will be invited to explore the “supply chain” of their favorite products, and a thought-provoking display will greet the community.
Thursday, April 3, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30
Caine Center, Second Annual “Fair Trade
A market featuring fair trade goods
will be offered.
Modern-day slavery or human trafficking
comes in many forms, most notably the control and sexual exploitation of people, primarily women, for profit. But those held in debt bondage – forced to work for little or nothing – are victims of “labor trafficking.” Yet, slavery is not only a reality in far-away places; there have been suspected cases of human trafficking in Adrian and throughout the Midwest.
These events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rev. Chris Momany, College Chaplain, at 517.265.5161, ext. 4211.