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Human Traffick Jam : students turn assignment into action

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Some UT students were so alarmed by what they learned about sex trafficking in Northwest Ohio in a class, they decided to do something about it.

They made their final class project a fundraiser to raise both money and awareness to fight the sex trade.

They called the event, held Sunday evening at the Blarney in downtown Toledo, The Human Traffick Jam.

Four bands were scheduled to perform throughout the night and informational booths were set up, as well as a silent auction. 

According to government stats, Toledo is the fourth-largest recruitment site for minor sex trafficking in the country.

UT instructor Gus Skorburg said, ""A lot of the students became involved in a way deeper level than just an assignment. became involved in a very personal level and all the students have put in long hard hours outside of class to make this happen."

 

 

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