JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY OF ROME (ITALY) TAKES A STAND AGAINST SLAVERY!
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From 17 to 20 October, 2011, John Cabot University (JCU) – an American liberal arts university based in the historic neighborhood of Trastevere, Rome (Italy) - hosted its first “Anti-Trafficking & Contemporary Slavery Week” moderated by Professor Silvia Scarpa. During this week various events were held at JCU to raise awareness among the entire JCU community about issues related to Italian and U.S. models for protecting victims and fighting against human trafficking and contemporary slavery. Activities included panel discussions and Skype conferences with key experts in this field, movie and documentary screenings and a week-long exhibition of posters portraying different forms of exploitation. These posters were developed by students of the ‘Human Trafficking & Contemporary Slavery Course’ currently taught at JCU by Prof. Scarpa.
On Monday 17 October, students were joined by JCU President, Prof. Franco Pavoncello, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, Prof. Mary Merva, Chair of the Department of Political Science, Prof. Pamela B. Harris and Moderator, Prof. Scarpa for the kick-off panel discussion. Subsequent events saw the participation of representatives from the U.S. Mission in Rome, the Italian Department of Equal Opportunities, the Italian Carabinieri, the Urban Institute of Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For more information, please, visit the JCU website at: johncabot.edu/About_JCU/News_Events/NewsRead.aspx?IDN=930.
John Cabot University is taking a stand to end slavery and hopes to be an example for other Universities all over the world! You are invited to watch the video testimonials of some of the JCU students who were involved in the Anti-Trafficking and Contemporary Slavery Week at John Cabot University.