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Date Published: 10/15/10



Queens, NY (October 7, 2010) – St. John’s University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Center for Global Development will be hosting a symposium on human trafficking on October 28 in the D’Angelo Center on the Queens campus. The event, organized by St. John’s graduate students, features a survivor who will share her personal experience as part of the effort to create awareness of the crime of human trafficking and the impact it has throughout the world.


Several speakers with extensive experience in the field of global development and social justice will present information on far-reaching topics related to human trafficking. Guest speakers will also attest to its broad and influential reach within communities near and far.

The dais of professionals featured at the symposium include: Melissa Snow, Shared Hope International; Kristen Nelson, Jewish Family Services; Dr.Kevin Rioux, St. John’s Professor of Library Information and Science; Dr. Luca Rosi, l’Istituto Superiore di Sanita in Rome, Italy; and Parvez Mohsin, Director of St. John’s Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery.

What : “At Risk: A Symposium on Human Trafficking & Modern-Day Slavery”

When : October 28, 2010

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Where : D’Angelo Center Room 416

St. John's University

8000 Utopia Parkway

Queens, NY 11349

This event is free of charge and accessible to the handicapped. Lunch will be served.

For more information and directions to the event, please call Parvez Mohsin at (718) 990-7476. For media inquiries, please contact Elizabeth Reilly Associate Director of Media Relations at St. John’s University, by calling (718) 990-5789, or by e-mail to


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