April 17, 2015

Contact: Kirsten Vinther
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Cal Poly to Host Discussion, Documentary on Human Sex Trafficking

Rachel Thomas, Sex Trafficking Survivor, to Speak on April 22

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Campus Health & Wellbeing, Safer, and Center for Community Engagement will present a documentary and discussion about human sex trafficking from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Chumash Auditorium as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Rachel Thomas, an educator and director of the Sowers Education Group, an organization that works to educate young women to avoid becoming victims of sex trafficking, will speak about her personal experiences as a sex trafficking survivor.

In addition, the 2014 documentary “In Plain Sight” will be screened. The 68-minute film chronicles the experiences of six modern-day abolitionists as they fight sex trafficking across America.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Center for Health & Wellbeing is committed to helping the campus community achieve wellbeing. Safer is Cal Poly’s primary resource for addressing sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. The Center for Community Engagement connects students with meaningful volunteer opportunities.