April 15-19: Justice Week

Campus community to learn about human trafficking during Justice Week

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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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April 23: Faculty Reading, Lecture Series

Julian Yates will be featured in the University of Delaware Department of English Faculty Reading and Lecture Series presentation at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in 318 Gore Hall.

April 23: PRSSA 'Perfect Pitch' concert

The UD chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America will host a fundraising concert titled "The Perfect Pitch" on Wednesday evening, April 23, in the Bacchus Theatre of the Perkins Student Center.

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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