UCF will be one of 10 universities and colleges across the U.S. to raise awareness against human trafficking.
The National Consortium for Academics and Sports is teaming up with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to launch Shut Out Trafficking, according to a news release.
The campaign aims to educate college students on the brutality of human trafficking and the $150 billion industry it has become.
Shut Out Trafficking, funded by the Fetzer Institute, will take place at UCF from Nov. 10 to Nov.14. Other colleges with fall visits include: La Salle University, St. John's University, Tulane University and Brown University.
The NCAS and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host week-long outreach programs such as: public service announcements, film screenings, appearances by prominent student-athletes and coaches, discussion groups with students and possible speakers who are survivors of human trafficking.
To engage the larger student body on the issue, the campaign will use sports as a platform to help inform campuses about trafficking by utilizing the draw of coaches, athletic administrators and student-athletes.
Human Trafficking has been reported in all 50 states with millions of people — one third of whom are children — are enslaved.
For more information about the Shut Out Trafficking campaign, visit the NCAS website at www.ncasports.org/services/human-trafficking/ and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF website at www.unicefusa.org/endtrafficking.