Libya, Modern Slavery, and the Global Migration Crisis

Lecture Series

February 15, 2018

6:00PM-7:30PM

Assembly Hall

The International House Global Voices Program, Global Strategist Association (GSA), and UChicago Association of Black Alumni present a panel discussion on human trafficking.

Through a panel of policy experts, actual personal accounts of trafficking, and expert analysis, this event will provide historical and geopolitical context to the slave trade in Libya, as well as draw a connection between what happens abroad and what happens right here in Chicago. The learning from this event will help inform action and policy to combat modern slavery and a better understanding of the global migration crisis.

The panel discussion will include: Dr. Lynette Jackson, University of Illinois at Chicago, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Gender & Women's Studies; Ted Williams, City Colleges of Chicago, Chair of Social Sciences Department; Brenda Myers-Powell, The Dreamcatcher Foundation, Co-Founder/Executive Director; and Mike Simmons, Founder and CEO of Blue Sky Strategies & Company. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Amara Enyia, Global Strategist Association Fellow. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

This event is co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program, Global Strategist Association, and UChicago Association of Black Alumni.

Registration suggested.

Dr. Lynette Jackson 

University of Illinois at Chicago, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Gender & Women's Studies

Ted Williams 

City Colleges of Chicago, Chair of Social Sciences Department

Brenda Myers-Powell 

The Dreamcatcher Foundation, Co-Founder/Executive Director

Mike Simmons 

Founder and CEO of Blue Sky Strategies & Company

Dr. Amara Enyia

Global Strategist Association Fellow