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UT trustees to consider establishing human trafficking institute at Nov. 17 meeting

In his State of the University address, Interim President Nagi Naganathan announced that he is requesting approval from The University of Toledo Board of Trustees for the establishment of the Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute to provide university-level education, outreach and research to respond to the global challenge of human trafficking.

At its meeting today at 1 p.m. in the Driscoll Alumni Center Schmakel Room, the Board of Trustees will hear from Dr. Celia Williamson, UT professor of social work and a national expert in the fight against human trafficking, about UT’s leadership in confronting this problem.

Also scheduled to be at the meeting to express support for the institute are State Rep. Teresa Fedor, State Sen. Edna Brown and Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates.

UT officials say the institute will bring together faculty from across UT’s colleges, along with collaborators at other institutions, to address the human trafficking and provide a means for public officials, law enforcement agencies, and the public to obtain information about ending this scourge.

Media Coverage
The Blade (Nov. 18, 2014)
Toledo Free Press (Nov. 18, 2014)
The Independent Collegian (Dec. 3, 2014)
Times Leader (Dec. 7, 2014)
Daily Journal (Dec. 7, 2014)
Akron Beacon Journal (Dec. 7, 2014)
The Columbus Dispatch (Dec. 8, 2014)


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