St. John's to Host Modern Slavery Conference

Friday, April 4, 2014

St. John’s University will host The $$ and Sense of Modern Slavery conference, Saturday, April 5, 2015 from 9 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. The topics covered include the relationship between consumerism, modern slavery, and human trafficking as well as identify ways to raise awareness to end modern slavery and protect human dignity. 

The conference will feature keynote speaker E. Benjamin Skinner, award-winning journalist and author of A Crime So Monstrous: Face-To-Face with Modern Day Slavery. Skinner is the first person in history to witness negotiations for the sale of human beings on four continents. The event will also feature speakers from the Tri-state Coalition for Responsible Investment, New Immigrant Community Empowerment, and St. John’s and Fordham University professors.

What:      The $$ and Sense of Modern Slavery conference

Where:    St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439
                Bent Hall

When:     Saturday, April 5, 2014                                        
                9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The $$ and Sense of Modern Slavery conference is sponsored by New York Coalition of Religious Congregations Stop Trafficking of Persons, Lifeway Network Inc., The Ladies of Charity at St. John’s University, The Office of Multicultural Affairs, and The Vincentian Center for Church and Society. 

For more information, contact Mary Ann Dantuono at (718) 990-1612 or Kati Hamm, S.C. (718) 779-8075. For media inquiries, please contact Elizabeth Reilly, Director of Media Relations at St. John’s University, by calling (718) 990-5789, or by e-mail to reillye@stjohns.edu