During International Education Week, November 15-19, there are campus-wide activities to celebrate the special importance of international educational exchange. On November 18, students from Brookdale Community College participating in the Global Citizenship Distinction (GCD) program collaborate with students from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás (PUC Goiás) in Brazil to present an international panel on human trafficking on Zoom. It is a critical subject that concerns everyone in the world.
Since GCD focuses on global outreach, global perspective, and global engagement, the GCD cohort thought it would be beneficial to focus on how trafficking affects both the United States of America. (USA) and Brazil.
“Our students are working hard and presenting a multitude of activities on campus, online and in the community, to raise awareness and make their voices heard, to prevent this evil practice from affecting people’s lives,” said Dr Nambrath Raj Wesley. , professor of psychology at Brookdale.
In collaboration with the students of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás, under the direction of Ivan Neto, professor and undergraduate coordinator in history, at PUC Goias, Danillo Alarcon, Assistant Professor and International Relations Coordinator at PUC Goias, and Dr Janice Thomas, Director of Brookdale’s Internation Education Center and Dr Wesley, the goal is to raise awareness, to gain a broader perspective of how trafficking affects both New Jersey and Brazil, and become more involved in preventing trafficking in both locations.
It is no secret that there are so many issues around us that go unnoticed, mainly due to the lack of education on these issues.
When people hear about human trafficking, they easily equate it with trafficking for sexual purposes, but trafficking is much more than that. There are many myths and misconceptions about trafficking that the panel hopes to debunk with truths and facts.
Please enlarge on November 18 to experience this rare opportunity to hear and learn from students at home and abroad as they collaborate with our Brazilian partners on the ramifications of human trafficking in the United States and Brazil in a multidisciplinary perspective.
Please email Dr Raj Wesley for more information at [email protected].
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