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Detectives Dustin Stewart and Michael Roche explained the idea of sexploitation and the dangers of social media as part of their presentation for the Human Trafficking Symposium on Oct. 27.

WSU spreads awareness of human trafficking

Brisa Odenthal, Reporter November 1, 2022

Speakers from all over Utah came to Weber State University on Oct. 27 for WSU’s first-ever Human Trafficking Symposium. The event, hosted by the Department of Criminal Justice, was held from 10 a.m....

Local musician and WSU student Caden Holmes album, Commonground, will release on April 10. Photo credit: Caden Holmes

Making music to raise awareness for human trafficking

Ally Nelson March 29, 2021

Local musician and Weber State University student Caden Holmes will be releasing his second album, "Commonground," on April 10 on streaming platforms like Apple Music and Spotify.April 10 will also be...

The Operation Toussaint documentary film follows Tim Ballard in an undercover mission in Haiti to rescue sex trafficking victims. (Courtesy of Operation Underground Railroad)

Operation Underground Railroad working to take down human trafficking

Ally Nelson November 18, 2020

The human trafficking industry makes roughly $32 billion each year, according to Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes. The Polaris Project, the organization that handles the U.S. National Human Trafficking...

Standing up for the children

Francia Benson August 9, 2020

30 million people are enslaved worldwide, including two million children, according to the non-profit organization Operation Underground Railroad.To create awareness for the movement and of those who are...

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Pushing human trafficking out

Hannah Olsen January 26, 2019

Weber State University’s Jake Hutchins, director of alternative breaks in WSU's Service Team, has brought a new viral internet challenge to campus, which is focused on drawing attention to the issue...

Clearfield lawmaker wants death penalty for child sex traffickers

February 3, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — A Clearfield Republican wants convicted child sex traffickers to face the ultimate punishment—the loss of their lives. Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, is pushing to make child sex trafficking...

Domestic violence: A first-world issue

September 28, 2014

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and Weber State is taking part in raising awareness. On Thursday, the Women’s Center hosted the Rescue Her event, which included a dinner, fundraiser, fashion...

Rescue Her raises awareness of human trafficking

September 27, 2014

The Weber State University Women’s Center hosted a fundraiser and fashion show in collaboration with the Rescue Her foundation. The foundation's goal is to raise awareness of human trafficking. The...

Summer Concerts: Outdoor vs. indoor

July 28, 2014

This summer, Ogden and the surrounding area have lots of opportunities for viewing concerts and performances. Summer offers a vast number of outdoor concerts and events in addition to indoor events. So...

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