Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking at the University of Nebraska

 

Date of this Version

10-2014

Document Type

Presentation

Citation

6th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking 2014. October 9-11, 2014, Lincoln, NE,

Comments

Copyright (c) 2014 Beth A. Wiersma.

Abstract

Women and Children for Sale: The Global Problem of Human Trafficking is a General Studies Portal course for college freshman at a Midwestern university. The students in the course were surveyed the first day of class about why they chose the course, what they hoped to get out of the course, what they believed to be true about human trafficking, and how they learned about human trafficking. During the semester the students planned and carried out a service learning project “Bras for a Cause”. This project involved educating others about human trafficking and collecting bras. The bras are sent overseas to help those rescued from human trafficking start a business earning a living wage. At the completion of the project the students were surveyed about their attitudes and beliefs about the project and what they did to educate others about human trafficking.

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