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Human Trafficking is Focus of March 12 U.N. Lecture at Wilkes University

Human trafficking affects more than 5.5 million children annually. Emily Pasnak-Lapchick sheds light on the human rights issue when she answers the question “How Can You Take Action Against Human Trafficking” on March 12 at Wilkes University.

Part of Wilkes’ ongoing United Nations Lecture Series, Pasnak-Lapchick’s presentation will be in the Henry Student Center Ballroom at 4.p.m. It is free and open to the public.

As the end trafficking officer at the United States Fund for UNICEF, Pasnak-Lapchick leads a national awareness and advocacy campaign about child trafficking. Through her work, she has spoken at the United Nations and international conferences and has worked with dozens of groups on how they can take action against human trafficking. She was recently named one of “40 under 40” by the Young Nonprofit Network.

The United Nations Lecture Series is a collaboration between Wilkes University and the Humpty Dumpty Institute’s Higher Education Alliance for the United Nations. It brings U.N. officials to campus throughout the year for lectures and informal meetings with students.