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Collin College Hosts Panel Discussions on Fighting Sex Trafficking

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Collin College Hosts Panel Discussions on Fighting Sex Trafficking

Oct. 1, 2015 – Collin College's Dignity Initiative will host three panel discussions about the dangers of sex trafficking and ways to combat it as part of its fall awareness campaign, Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 13-15 at all three of the college's major campuses.

Sex trafficking is a multi-billion-dollar industry in the U.S. and North Texas is not immune to its impact. Recent arrests in Denton and Plano illustrate that fact. The Dignity Initiative's campaign will provide information about the issues associated with sex trafficking, as well as ways that people can help end this horrible crime.

The panel discussions are scheduled as follows:

  • 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13 – Central Park Campus Conference Center, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney.
  • 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14 – Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.
  • 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15 – Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

The Dignity Initiative is a district-wide Collin College campaign to raise awareness and inspire action on issues of violence against and oppression of women. Previous campaigns have focused on the objectification of women in media and the victimizer's role in abuse and oppression.

For more information about the Dignity Initiative and events to raise awareness about sex trafficking, visit www.collin.edu/community/dignity .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,200 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman's University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.