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January 10, 2018

Human Trafficking Awareness Event Scheduled for Jan. 18 at La Roche College

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 10, 2018 – One Youth, a student organization at La Roche College, will host a human trafficking awareness event on Jan. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Zappala College Center Square at La Roche’s campus in the North Hills. One Youth will partner with local nonprofit organizations to educate the campus and outside communities about sex trafficking worldwide.

Schedule of Events
7-7:30 p.m. – Reception and Exhibitor Tables featuring One Youth, Freedom Firm, The Asservo Project, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR), Living in Liberty and Northway Christian Community Justice Team

7:30 – 8 p.m. Screening of WQED Multimedia’s “Human Trafficking: Pittsburgh Fights Back”

8 – 8:20 p.m. Discussion with the following panelists:
Holly Seipp, Living in Liberty Safe Home Director
Gary Caldwell, Assistant Producer of “From Liberty to Captivity,” a documentary about sex trafficking in Pennsylvania
Christen Cappatt, Director of Communications, The Asservo Project
Elizabeth Ecchiveria, President of Living in Liberty
A PAAR representative

8:30 – 9 p.m. Screening of the promotional video for “From Liberty to Captivity”

One Youth’s mission is to enhance the development of underinvested communities and advocate for social justice in the Greater Pittsburgh area and beyond through service work. The organization’s partnerships with nonprofit organizations allow it to fulfill its mission, as well as promote positive leadership, educational opportunities and social development. One Youth’s projects focus on global citizenship, cultural unity, educational development, fundraising and scholarship support.

About La Roche College: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,500 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche College embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche College educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.