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Local library presentations to discuss human trafficking in Kansas and U.S.

Human trafficking happens here in Kansas. The Osage City Library will host the first of four presentations at local libraries that will describe human trafficking in the United States and Kansas, and how communities can reduce the vulnerabilities that allow people to be exploited. Dr. Sharon L. Sullivan’s first presentation will be 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Osage City Library, and she will discuss how human trafficking is happening in rural and urban communities to neighbors and families.

Following presentations will be 6 p.m. April 19, at Lyndon Carnegie Library, 127 E. Sixth St., Lyndon; 6 p.m. April 23, at Burlingame Public Library, 122 W. Santa Fe, Burlingame; and 11:30 a.m. April 24 at Carbondale City Library, 234 Main St., Carbondale.

Sullivan is executive director of the International Public Policy Institute and professor emerita at Washburn University, and has provided education and training to communities and professionals for over 20 years. Her research and activism focus on violence against women and children, including sexual and domestic violence, and human trafficking.

The federal government estimates 1.5 million U.S. citizens are exploited by sex and labor trafficking.

This event is cosponsored by Osage County Drug Free and the host libraries. For more information, contact the Osage City Library at 785-528-3727, or any of the host libraries.

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