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Advocate working against human trafficking to speak at KU

April 28, 2014

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A gender rights advocate who has worked to stop human trafficking in India is scheduled to speak at Kansas University.

Urmi Basu is the founder of New Light, a secular project in India that provides information and shelter to girls and women at risk of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Basu will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Kansas Union Ballroom with a reception to follow in the Malott Room.

Her talk is sponsored by the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity at KU. It is part of the Jana Mackey distinguished lecture series, named after a KU alumna and women's rights activist found dead in her ex-boyfriend's home in 2008.

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