Fighting Human Trafficking in NYC and Beyond

#PriceOfLifeNYCMorgan Hennessey is a former NCF student leader with big dreams. She is planning a special seminar October 7-9, 2013 for healthcare students and professionals in the NY/NJ area to raise awareness and fight human trafficking.

“This is a great opportunity for everyone involved with NCF in the Northeast to partner with InterVarsity’s Price of Life Invitational October 1-12, 2013 in New York City,” Morgan said. “This major student-led campaign involves more than 75 diverse organizations uniting to fight human trafficking around the corner and around the world. Please pray for how NCF can make a strategic difference among healthcare professionals by connecting spirituality and justice.”

The special healthcare seminar will be traveling to 4 different campuses: Lehman College (10/7), NYU (10/8), Columbia (10/8), and Hunter College (10/9). The keynote speaker is Dr. Jeff Barrows of Abolition International who will introduce the complex topic of human trafficking. Also speaking is Sandie Morgan, RN and nursing professor at Vanguard, who will talk about some practical ways students and professionals can engage in work against human trafficking.

 The one-day seminar at various locations around NYC is sponsored by NCF will also feature representatives from Medsend that allow health professionals to care for trafficking victims. They will be available to talk with participants who are interested in learning more about opportunities to work on behalf of a group of people who are vulnerable to crimes and abuses such as trafficking.

“I think it is so life-giving to help nurses and nursing students come together around this growing modern-day problem so that victims can move toward real wellness and not fall through the cracks of our healthcare system,” Morgan says.

If you’re in the NY/NJ area, here is your invitation to join others in the student-led Price of Life Invitational by attending the Healthcare Seminar and learning more about the intersection of healthcare and human trafficking.

As a nursing student, Morgan Hennessey was influential in starting the NCF group at The College of New Jersey. She shares her passion for the enslaved in the NCF blogpost, “Stop the Traffick: The Nurse’s Role.” On the lighter side, Morgan and her fellow students created the delightfully funny youtube video, NCF Head-to-Toe Assessment Music Video.

 

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