April 15-19: Justice Week

Campus community to learn about human trafficking during Justice Week


8:10 a.m., April 1, 2013--InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Delaware has announced that it will host Justice Week, a series of events designed to raise awareness about and seek an end to human trafficking, from April 15-19.

The week’s main event, Break the Chains, will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, April 19, in the Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts.

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Break the Chains will feature an evening of live stories and music from Jenny and Tyler –Jenny and Tyler Somers, UD alumni who perform “spiritual soulgrass” music – and the Vision a cappella group. They will offer a Christian perspective on freedom and change.

Justice Week will open Monday, April 15, with awareness stations to be open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Trabant University Center patio, the Rodney Complex tunnel and the Laird Campus bridge. At the stations, students can learn more about the issue of human trafficking and speak to a representative about how to end it.

Awareness stations will continue from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, with returns to the Trabant patio and Laird bridge and a new station at the Perkins Student Center crosswalk.

That evening, the documentary film Nefarious: Merchant of Souls will be shown at 7 p.m. in 140 Smith Hall.

An art exhibit will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, on The Green, and at 7 p.m. Kara Beardsell, who has established a foundation to work against human trafficking, will speak in 130 Smith Hall.

Call-In Day, during which students can call elected officials and ask them to pass the Trafficking Victim Protection Act, will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, April 18, on the Trabant patio.

For a flyer about Justice Week, click here.

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