Periclean Scholars' Human Trafficking and Restavek Education Week Events
The Periclean Scholars class of 2015 invites the Elon Community to join their Human Trafficking and Restavek Education week from October 27th to the 31st.
Restavek is a Haitian term which means “to stay with”. Absolute poverty in Haiti can force parents to send away their children to stay with other families in the hopes that they will be provided with shelter, food and an education. Instead, one in fifteen of these children becomes a domestic slave, suffering emotional, physical, and sexual torture.
Our class is working to raise awareness about the problem of human trafficking not only in Haiti, but worldwide, as well as raise funds to help the Restavek Freedom Foundation in Haiti. This foundation helps Restavek children restart their life and receive the shelter, food, education and job training they were originally looking for. Please find an in-depth schedule of the week below.
Monday, October 27
-Movie Screening of ‘Not My Life’ at 7:00 PM in Irazu Coffee Shop. No tickets required.
Tuesday, October 28
-Periclean Scholars will be hosting a panel discussion on Human Trafficking at 6:30 PM in the Global Commons Media Room. The panelists speaking are:
Alexis Keyworth from the North Carolina Coalition Against Human Trafficking Sgt. Jeremy Coleman from the Burlington Police Department
Rachel Parker, an Anti-Human Trafficking Specialist for World Relief High Point
Liz Leon, the Program Director of Alamance for Freedom
Meredith Edwards, the Assistant District Attorney of Alamance County
Wednesday, October 29
-Benefit concert fro the Restavek Freedom Foundation at 9:00PM at West End Terrace with performances from Elon student groups:
TICKETS: $3 per ticket, available in Moseley from 11:00AM to 2:00PM all week, or $5 per ticket at the door
Thursday, October 30
-A Human Trafficking Speaker will be presenting at 4:30PM in Yeager Hall
Friday, October 31
-Undergraduate Research Presentation available for viewing and questions from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.
Dr. Carmen Monico
Monday, October 28-Wednesday October 30
-View the ‘Day in the Life of a Restavek’ Interactive Exhibit on Human Trafficking in Numen Lumen: McBride
All Week October 27-October 31
Enjoy delicious caribbean-style food in Lakeside Dining Hall, and read books on Human Trafficking on display in the Library!