CONCEPT: Freedom is a three-day summit addressing the topic of human trafficking. Built on the collaborative efforts of campus and community organizations, this forum of expression will provide opportunities for education and, ultimately, action. With choral music as its centerpiece, the weekend engages performers and participants through the visual arts, movement, music, theater, film, fashion, and civil discourse, joining together to fight this most pressing human rights issue.
Friday, January 30 | 7:30 p.m. | Women's Glee Club CONCEPT: Freedom | Free
At age 23 , Rachel Lloyd founded Girls' Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS). Driven by the lack of services for trafficked girls and the incredible punishment they faced from service providers, law enforcement, the courts, family and society, she has helped shift the perception of trafficked girls from criminals to victims, and now to survivors and leaders. GEMS is now the largest service provider of its kind in the nation providing intensive services and support to over 350 girls and young women, preventive outreach and education to 1,500 youth.
The Women’s Glee Club will present a sonic rendering of Rachel’s book Girls Like Us. Each chapter will be paired with a musical selection. The evening will finish with the keynote address given by Ms. Lloyd.
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