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From the HTC blog.

  • Perspectives on Human Trafficking: The University of Denver Comes Together to Move the Cause Forward

  by Ashley Greve, Associate Director of Advocacy “I know that human trafficking is awful, but I’m not an activist. I’m not going to work for an anti-trafficking organization so it doesn’t really have anything to do with me.” Sound familiar? As graduate students, the associates at the Human Trafficking Center hear this (or some […]

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  • Is the Media Helping or Harming Anti-Trafficking Efforts?

  by Dana Bruxvoort, HTC Marketing Coordinator In my weekly monitoring of human trafficking news, I see the above image (or some variation of it) often. And it concerns me. As a marketing professional, I’m well-acquainted with the power of words and images to shape public opinion and knowledge. As a researcher and academic in the […]

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  • “Gem Hunt” Ignores Human Trafficking for TV Ratings

  by Holly Redmond, HTC associate From a human rights perspective, there are many concerns and controversial subjects covered in the Travel Channel’s show “Gem Hunt.” This show follows the exploits of Ron LeBlanc, Diane Robinson and Bernie Gaboury, experts in the fields of gemology and precious stone acquisition. These individuals frequently disregard the local laws […]

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