Seattle, WA-The Seattle Public Library will host “The Price of a Life: Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking,” a three-part film and discussion series about local and international efforts to end human trafficking and slavery, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, Feb. 28, March 14 and March 28 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1.

The series is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Seattle, WA-The Seattle Public Library will host “The Price of a Life: Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking,” a three-part film and discussion series about local and international efforts to end human trafficking and slavery, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, Feb. 28, March 14 and March 28 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1.

 

The series is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

 

Parking is available in the Central Library garage at the regular rate.

 

“Legislating to Liberate” on Feb. 28 will focus on Washington state’s status at the forefront of national legislation regulating against human trafficking and slavery.  Speakers include Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle and former Washington State legislator Velma Veloria.

 

“The Cost of Capture” on March 14 will feature firsthand accounts from victims of forced bondage about how they obtained their freedom. The session features Seattle photographer Tim Matsui and Emma Catague, founder of the Asian Pacifica Islander Safety Center and community organizer against human trafficking amongst the Asian and Pacifica Island populations.

 

“Stopping the Traffic” on March 28 will discuss how local organizations are addressing the illegal trade of human beings.  Featured speakers include KUOW reporter/announcer Sara Lerner, Seattle police detective Harvey Sloan, Seattle criminal law attorney Ye-ting Woo and Kathleen Morris, anti-trafficking program manager for the International Rescue Committee in Seattle.

 

“The Price of a Life: Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking” series is co-presented by the Library in partnership with KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio.

 

For more information, call The Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636.

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