OMAHA – Two leaders in the fight against human trafficking will speak at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) on Monday, July 18.
The lecture is set for 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Mammel Hall (6708 Pine Street). A pre-event reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. Both the lecture and reception are free and open to the public.
Matt and Sylvia Friedman will discuss new responses to human trafficking and the role that businesses and nonprofits play in addressing the issue at a local level.
Matt Friedman is CEO of The Mekong Club, an organization of private sector, Hong Kong-based business leaders who have banded together to fight human trafficking in Asia. He has written 11 books addressing human trafficking.
Sylvia Yu Friedman is a journalist based in Hong Kong and author of the book, “Silenced No More: Voices of Comfort Women.” She won the International Human Rights Press Award in 2013 for her series on human trafficking and slavery. She is also the co-founder of the 852 Freedom Campaign, an organization that mobilizes schools, churches and professionals to address modern slavery.
UNO’s College of Business Administration, Grace Abbott School of Social Work and Schumacher Chair of Ethics are jointly sponsoring the event.
For media requests, please contact:
Sam Petto, UNO Media Relations Coordinator
Charley Reed, UNO Associate Director of Media Relations
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.