Colorado State University - Pueblo student to present on human trafficking, slavery


Colorado State University - Pueblo student to present on human trafficking, slavery
PUEBLO – Representatives from the local YWCA and Lauren Specht, a senior women’s studies student at Colorado State University-Pueblo, will lead a discussion of human trafficking and sex slavery from noon-2 p.m. on Nov. 30 in the CSU-Pueblo Library and Academic Resources Center 109. The presentation is an effort to raise awareness about the violence involved and the available resources to help stop such violations of human rights.

Specht, a Pueblo native, is an English major and  women’s studies minor who chose human trafficking and sex slavery as the topic for her Women’s Studies capstone project. She hopes her presentation will be a small contribution to an ongoing effort to eliminate domestic violence, human trafficking, and sex slavery.

The discussion will include a presentation about domestic violence from the YWCA and how that connects to human trafficking and sex slavery incidents in Pueblo, Colorado, and across the world. Various materials about domestic violence, human trafficking and sex slavery, and resources will be available to attendees.

The YWCA Pueblo was founded in 1914, but the is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization with more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2 million members in 300 local associations in the United States.



For more information, contact Dr. Fawn-Amber Montoya, coordinator of the CSU-Pueblo Women’s Studies program, at (719) 549-2620.


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