Rabbi Levi Lauer, the Founding Executive Director of ATZUM-Justice Works, will visit the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) to present his lecture titled “Sex Trafficking in Israel”. The lecture will take place on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. inside the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center.
In describing this lecture, Rabbi Lauer said, "Twenty years ago, Israel became a major destination for trafficked women from the former Soviet Union. A small, under-funded, independent NGO took on the struggle to confront that sex trafficking and its powerful governmental and underworld facilitators, with appreciable success – and recent regression. This session will candidly address those NGO strategies that have succeeded and failed in battling sex trafficking, and the deeply entrenched notions of power and control that fuel this modern slavery.”
A pioneer educator and activist, Lauer’s concern for making social justice a priority of Jewish devotion led him to found ATZUM in 2002 to remedy injustices in Israeli society and encourage individuals to become agents of change. The organization was founded on the belief that Israel should be a model for the rest of the world in combatting and resolving social justice crises.
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