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Panel, exhibition explore modern-day slavery

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, 4:30 p.m. 16 Robertson Hall

"Bought and Sold: Modern-Day Slavery," a panel discussion planned in conjunction with a new exhibition on the subject, will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in 16 Robertson Hall.

The panel will include photographer Kay Chernush, whose exhibition, "Bought and Sold: Faces of Modern-Day Slavery," is on view through March 27 in the Bernstein Gallery of Robertson Hall.
Photos in the exhibition depict exploited women in brothels, bonded child laborers in textile and brick factories, enslaved children on fishing vessels, parents in search of their stolen children and other images "to put a human face on the statistics and headlines, to tell the stories of modern-day enslavement and the journey toward freedom," according to Chernush.

Chernush's interest in issues related to human trafficking began with an assignment for the U.S. State Department, resulting in work that has been exhibited at the United Nations in New York and Vienna and at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. She currently is working on an audiovisual project on sex trafficking to be exhibited in Amsterdam next fall.

The other panelists are Benjamin Skinner, a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and Kathy Maskell, U.S. advocacy director at Love146, a nonprofit organization that works toward the abolition of child sex slavery and exploitation. The discussion will be moderated by Stanley Katz, a lecturer with the rank of professor in public and international affairs at Princeton.

A public reception will follow the panel at 6 p.m. in the Bernstein Gallery. The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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