Arcadia University Hosts Events Highlighting Wrongfully Convicted, Human Trafficking
GLENSIDE, Pa. (March 24, 2014) — Next week, Arcadia University hosts two social justice events k that highlight the struggles of the wrongfully convicted and help lift the veil on human trafficking.
On Monday, March 31, the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, and the Criminal Justice Society, host Social Justice Day. Attendees can learn more about the Innocence Project, a national organization dedicated to assisting individuals who have been wrongfully convicted through DNA testing and providing them with adequate legal assistance. Additionally, the organization also educates the public about social injustices that occur within the criminal justice system. Also engage in a “Wrongful Conviction Vigil” in the Commons Chat from 10 a.m. to noon. A documentary of The Trials of Darryl Hunt, who spent nearly twenty years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit will be screened in the Commons Great Room at 2 p.m., and a panel discussion, “Freed but Not Free: The Challenges of Being Exonerated,” will feature Pennsylvania State Senator Stewart Greenleaf, civil rights attorney Paul Hetznecker, the Innocence Project’s Marissa Bluestine, and Fernando Bermudez, who spend 18 years in prison and who was exonerated in 2009 for a murder he didn’t commit.
For more information, contact Dr. Favian Alejandro Martin at 215-572-2919.
On Thursday, April 3, scholars, legislators, law enforcement representatives, members of the Polaris Project a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Named after the North Star “Polaris” that guided slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project is transforming the way that individuals and communities respond to human trafficking, in the U.S. and globally, and Dr. Amy Cox, director of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program at Arcadia, will lead a symposium on “Human Trafficking: Lifting the Veil.” The symposium is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Common Great Room.
For more information, contact Charmayne Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-572-4073.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2013 Open Doors Report names Arcadia University #1 in the nation in undergraduate students studying abroad, while U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia among the top regional universities in the north and lauds Arcadia’s study abroad programs. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Visit www.arcadia.edu.