March 24, 2012
Contact: University Relations
A staged reading of The Samaritan Project, a series of monologues collected by University of Baltimore honors student Amanda Grant and intended to raise awareness of sex trafficking in the United States, will be presented by Spotlight UB on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Lucy and Vernon Wright Theater, located in the UB Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The reading, which will feature both UB students and community members, will take place on National Sex Trafficking Awareness Day. The event, free and open to the public, will be followed by an informal reception in the adjacent Bogomolny Room, where the audience will have an opportunity to discuss the issue with professionals who are fighting human trafficking.
Grant, an undergraduate student in the University's Helen P. Denit Honors Program, is a member of The Samaritan Women, a faith-based organization established in 2007 to offer aid to victims of sex trafficking. She approached Spotlight UB with the idea of an event that both paid tribute to victims of human exploitation and educated the public about its prevalence in America, where more money is spent on human trafficking than in any other country. The Samaritan Project is based on her research and driven by her compassion and innate sense of justice.
Reduced rate parking is available on Spotlight UB event nights at the University's Maryland Avenue Garage, located on Maryland Avenue between Biddle and Chase streets, or in the Fitzgerald Garage on Oliver Street; a voucher will be provided at the box office, and the UB shuttle is available to transport patrons between the venue and the garage.
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