Film Screening Will Raise Awareness Of Human Trafficking

posterUNION COUNTY – Union County College’s Counseling Department has partnered with Kean University to raise awareness of human trafficking in the United States.

On Monday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Kean University’s Little Theater, a screening of Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth will be held. The issue of human trafficking is of particular risk in New Jersey in the days leading up to the Super Bowl, a time when human trafficking is expected to increase significantly. Quotes in USA Today in 2011, Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott referred to the Super Bowl as “the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States.”

Following the screening of the film, a panel of community leaders will be in attendance to further discuss points of the film. Union County Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski will be a member of the discussion panel. The film is shown with the hope that students and community will leave the event with a better understanding of how common and dangerous human trafficking is for our youth and communities, and what can be done to help eliminate slavery in our lifetime.

There is no admission fee and the public is welcome to attend. To alleviate parking and transportation issues, Union County College is offering complimentary shuttle service between Union’s Cranford campus and Kean, and Union ‘s Plainfield Campus and Kean.

For more information, or questions regarding the event, contact Amy Armstrong at (908) 791-4911 or For more information about Union County College, visit

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