In a recent proclamation, President Obama declared January 2016 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In his proclamation, Obama stated, "Human trafficking occurs in countries throughout the world and in
communities across our Nation. Children are forced to fight as soldiers,
young people are coerced into prostitution, and migrants are exploited.
People from all walks of life are trafficked every day, and the United
States is committed to remaining a leader in the global movement to end
this abhorrent practice" (Obama, 2015).
For an introduction on human trafficking, visit the Office on Trafficking in Persons website, from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Useful data and statistics can be found on the website, "Forced labour, human trafficking, and slavery" from the International Labour Organization, an agency of the United Nations.
As a depository library for government publications, the Armacost Library provides access to many government sourceswhich document engagement with human trafficking issues. The following are only a sample of documents available:
A hearing before the Subcommittee on
Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and
Procurement Reform of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,
House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session,
March 27, 2012.
Our lives begin to end the
day we become silent about the things that matter.– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Inspiring words from a great man whose passion is evident in
all his writings and speeches. The University celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. in
the next few weeks, starting with a showing of Selma on Saturday January 16th. More events are also planned. The Armacost Library has much to offer for those who want to
know more about King.