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This evening Whitworth University will host a lecture and panel discussion on sex trafficking.

Speaker Smita Singh will discuss what happens once a girl is rescued from the sex trafficking industry and what care she needs physically and spiritually.

Singh leads a program that rehabilitates victims of sex trafficking in Mumbai, India and has used to work for International Justice Mission and now serves as a ministry partner of Partners International.

Following her lecture, she will join panelists in a discussion. Other panelists include David Hara, associate pastor of Northview Bible Church and Molly Hough, Whitworth student president and director of UNITE, a statewide student movement addressing sex trafficking and slavery. 

The event begins at 7 p.m. at Robinson Teaching Theatre (Weyerhaeuser Hall, Whitworth University).


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Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of FāVS.News, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.

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10 years ago

I agree with the blog. The sex trafficking industry is now growing up and many times people take it’s disadvantages. The essays on such a critical issue is necessary to aware people and let come to discuss on it. Smita Singh is doing a very good job and it is highly appreciated.

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