The month of January is designated as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. According to the International Labour Organization, there are an estimated 40.3 million victims of modern-day slavery worldwide. They breakdown the stats even further by stating that 25 million are victims of labor or sex trafficking and 15 million are people trapped in forced marriages.

In recognition of Human Trafficking awareness month, Cameron University’s Criminal Justice Association will host a community presentation on Monday, January 22 at 4 p.m. in the Shepler Ballroom. They will join with the Red Card, a local organization that is committed to raising awareness of human trafficking in southwest Oklahoma.

The purpose of this presentation is to provide information to recognize and deal with the signs of human sex trafficking.This event is open to the public at no charge. For more information, contact Rick Lowe, faculty advisor to the Criminal Justice Association, at rlowe@cameron.edu or at (580) 581-2951.