Human trafficking awareness event March 12 at Oak Park Library

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By Terry Dean

Staff reporter

State Rep. Karen Yarbrough hosts celebration and discussion about Saartjie (Sarah) Baartman, a 19th Century slave who was displayed in European "freak Shows" and objectified for her physical appearance. The event will also raise awareness about worldwide human trafficking and domestic violence.

Yarbrough to Host Celebration of Saartjie Baartman

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Myles White  

Posted: March 12th, 2011 10:31 PM

Well attended informative event with many resources to address domestic violence and human trafficking. Kudos to the Representative for tackling a difficult subject and educating the audience on a forgotten woman: Sara Baartman.

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