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Brownback to discuss human trafficking Thursday at KU

February 1, 2012

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Gov. Sam Brownback will speak on “Ending Human Trafficking” at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Kansas University Union Ballroom.

When serving in the U.S. Senate, Brownback co-sponsored the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, which serves to protect victims of human trafficking and to punish offenders.

Federal officials have said that human trafficking — a modern form of slavery involving women, men and children — is tied with the illegal arms industry as the world’s second-largest criminal enterprise.

Brownback’s talk is sponsored by the Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center.

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observant 3 years, 7 months ago

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Phoenixman 3 years, 7 months ago

Human trafficking is not a joke. I really don't understand how you can joke about slavery and rape. Do you have a shred of decency? (shaking head in disbelief)

overthemoon 3 years, 7 months ago

I think he was being supportive of the idea??

hyperinflate 3 years, 7 months ago

For holy flips' sake, is it even remotely possible that a Republican State elected official focus on things that might make the lives of average, everyday Kansans better? Instead of, oh, I don't know:

1.) Hypothetical election fraud 2.) Personhood for the mass of cells known as an embryo 3.) Human trafficking 4.) Hating on brown people

kernal 3 years, 7 months ago

For those who think this has nothing to do with Kansas, the KC Star did a five part series on human trafficking. You can read it at http://www.kansascity.com/trafficking/

overthemoon 3 years, 7 months ago

But is Brownback really in favor of this? Bringing those poor folks in who can pay taxes while his rich friends pay none?? Watch carefully.

Spangler 3 years, 7 months ago

The "Bible" not only condones but actually advocates the institution of slavery. So....what's the problem here? The "Bible" states that slavery is just fine. Got an issue with that? Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. God said it, that settles it. And my family would like to have our slaves back now.

sad_lawrencian 3 years, 7 months ago

[sarcasm]This sounds like a good use of Governor Brownback's time![/sarcasm]

equalaccessprivacy 3 years, 4 months ago

I heard Brownback's talk on the radio April 29th. It was informative and well-presented. For some reason it does not surprise me though that Brownback is not trained in ethnography, and thus does not register the ethical issues with outsiders trying to" help" people whose cultures they do not understand. If anyone lacks knowledge and sensitivity in this area, it is Kansans--the same ones who aggressively approach strangers on the street with patronizing offers of "help" and do not realize how intrusive, frightening, and offensive they are.

Brownback sees the makers of the Invisible Children video as heroes, but there exists a strong element of imperialism and the "white-savior" industrial complex in all of this. If more Kansans learned to mind their business and not to interfere with individuals and groups they are likely too socially and politically unaware to understand the world would be a saner place.

JayhawksandHerd 3 years, 4 months ago

You forgot to use the phrase "street harassment," goodcountrypeople.

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