True Justice International, an anti human trafficking organization based in New Bern held a proclamation signing event at Union Point Park on Sunday designating the week of January 25th through the 31st to be Human Trafficking Awareness Week. I spoke with Executive Director and founder of True Justice International Sarah Tellis about this weekend’s event and how their organization is fighting human trafficking around the world.
This week on the Down East Journal, we hear an update from the Greenville non-profit Restore One as they break ground this Fall on the first shelter in the country for male victims of human trafficking. And, we follow-up on the results from this summer’s use of new imaging technology by conservators working with artifacts recovered from the Beaufort Harbor wreck site of the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship the Queen Anne’s Revenge. The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.
This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to a local nonprofit on their efforts to open a shelter to help young boys victimized through sex trafficking. The Greenville home would be the first of its kind in the country. And, a fascinating look at 3D printers; how they work, and how they're being used at East Carolina University.
President Obama announced an executive order this week that would address human trafficking in US government contracting. We have an update on modern day slavery in our state which is now ranked seventh in the nation.
According to the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report released in June, there are an estimated 27 million slaves around the world. On Tuesday, President Barrack Obama spoke in New York City at the Clinton Global Initiative on the topic of human trafficking.
This week on the Down East Journal, we discuss the future of the biofuels industry in North Carolina. We talk to researchers and farmers about the potential of growing high energy grasses that can be converted into ethanol. And, the Carteret County Health Department and a Croatan High School student group combine forces to clean the air and ground of county parks. Plus, President Obama announced an executive order this week that would address human trafficking in US government contracting. We have an update on modern day slavery in our state which is now ranked seventh in the nation.