Bob Jones University to Host Human Trafficking Seminar

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 23, 2017) – Bob Jones University is partnering with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System to host the In Our Backyards: Human Trafficking seminar on Saturday, Nov. 4. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Davis Room on the BJU campus.

The seminar will feature discussions by experts on topics such as the definition of human trafficking, how it can be diminished, and the Christian’s response.

Speakers include Kathryn Moorehead, coordinator of the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force for the Office of Attorney General, and Jonathan Bastoni, human trafficking investigator with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, as well as BJU faculty members Dr. Jason Ormiston of the Bible and Seminary divisions, Dr. Amy Hicks of the Biology department, and Dr. Jessica Minor of the Health Sciences department.

“Human trafficking and the issues that surround this topic are a rapidly growing concern, especially in the Greenville area,” said Minor, who is an active participant on the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Ethics Committee. “Recently, Operation Cross Country XI has resulted in the arrest of 120 traffickers and the rescue of 84 minors in areas including Myrtle Beach and Columbia. As Christians, it should be our responsibility to be at the forefront of this incredible injustice.”

The event is free and open to the public for ages 13 and above; however, pre-registration through Eventbrite is needed for admission to the event and space is limited. The Davis Room is located on the right side of the Dixon-Makenzie Dining Common on the front BJU campus and parking is available on front campus and in the parking garage.