Thursday, January 16, 2014

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture - Human Trafficking 101, January 17

Patricia A. McCay
As part of the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, each January the Birmingham Public Library’s Department of Archives and Manuscripts sponsors Begin the Day: The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture. Now in its eleventh year, the King Lecture has featured civil rights activists, scholars, children’s book authors, and community leaders talking on civil rights history and contemporary civil rights issues.

The 2014 lecture will feature Patricia A. McCay, Chair of the Huntsville-Madison County Human Trafficking Task Force. Her talk, Human Trafficking 101, will discuss the victims of modern day slavery, explore the ways that traffickers entrap and control their victims, and look at cases of trafficking in Alabama.

The program will be held January 17, 2014, at noon in the Richard Arrington, Jr. Auditorium at the downtown Birmingham Public Library.

To learn more about Patricia McCay and human trafficking in Alabama visit http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2013/08/human_trafficking_task_force_w.html.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information contact Jim Baggett
(205-226-3631, jbaggett@bham.lib.al.us) or visit www.bplonline.org.

Jim Baggett
Archives Department
Central Library

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