The Human Trafficking Clinic (HTC) at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies held its annual Human Trafficking Awareness Week (HTAW) from March 31 through April 6.
Featuring a myriad of events designed to raise awareness of the ongoing problem of human trafficking in Colorado and beyond, HTAW hosted a series of events including a Human Trafficking Awareness Concert featuring the local bands Ryan Flick, Peña and Fierce Rabbit; the HTAW 2011 Discussion Panel featuring well-known experts on human trafficking, including Director of the International Human Rights program, Claude d'Estrée; and, finally, a well-attended art exhibit as part of the monthly Santa Fe District Arts Walk which featured unique works of art for sale. The proceeds benefited the HTC as the Josef Korbel School.
Human Trafficking Awareness Week was not only well-attended and well-received, but also successful in its primary goal of making people aware of the scourge of human trafficking around the world. Additionally, it brought in much-needed revenue for the HTC and provided a forum for continuing discussions on how to best battle the ongoing issue of trafficking human beings.
MA candidate, International Security
Josef Korbel School of International Studies