Human rights activist to discuss modern-day slavery Nov. 4

Jane Olson
Jane Olson

International human rights activist Jane Olson will speak on modern-day slavery at 5 p.m., Nov. 4 in Andersen Hall. Olson is a 1964 UNL journalism and history graduate. This event is sponsored by Nebraska Students Against Modern-Day Slavery and is free and open to the public.

Olson recently completed her term as chair of the board of trustees of Human Rights Watch in Pasadena, Calif., where she and her husband live. She currently serves on the Emeritus Board for the organization. Human Rights Watch is the largest U.S.-based nongovernmental organization protecting human rights across the globe.

Nebraska Students Against Modern-Day Slavery was created for students by students. Its mission is to inform others about the tragedy of human trafficking. NUSAMS aims to recruit, educate and mobilize students through this social movement to effectively combat the issue of modern-day slavery through prevention, awareness, education and activism.

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