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Young Event Fights Human Trafficking
10/12/2012
Rev. Martino Nguyen Ba-Thong Human trafficking is a major social justice issue in Houston. The Annual Rev. William J. Young Social Justice Lecture will examine steps the community is taking to combat this issue during an all-day program on Nov. 16 in the Scanlan Room in Jerabeck Center, 4000 Mt. Vernon. The event is sponsored by the University of St. Thomas Rev. William J. Young Social Justice Institute, the Archdiocese of Galveston/Houston, Catholic Charities and Houston Rescue and Restore.

The Day Program will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., including lunch. The event will begin with Mass at 9 a.m., followed by opening remarks by the Rev. Dat Hoang, vocation director of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

The Rev. Martino Nguyen Ba-Thong will speak about his work with One Body Village on Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia and the United States. The event will feature workshops with anti-trafficking organizations from the community and campus.

Father Martino will discuss the topic “Out of Slavery into the Promised Land – The Truth about Human Trafficking.” The lecture will feature stories of children being sold and forced into sex slavery in Cambodia – Lao and Singapore.

The Evening Program will be geared toward young adults of the Vietnamese Community and their parents. The bilingual presentation will include a meet and greet, along with a question-and-answer session about UST. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m.

The event will focus on mature issues and parents should be aware before bringing younger participants. For a full itinerary, visit UST’s Master Calendar. View the event flier for the event.

The events are free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Young Social Justice Institute, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition. Parking is available for $2 in Moran Parking Center, at Graustark and West Alabama streets. To RSVP, call 713-525-3149 or email mcaprio@stthom.edu.

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