Asian Studies Lecture
A Catalyst for Freedom and Dignity: Protecting Children and Building Communities in the Mekong Delta
Catalyst Foundation works to prevent human trafficking in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta by developing and empowering marginalized communities through education, housing, job training, healthcare, and social services. Caroline Ticarro-Parker will discuss Catalyst’s multi-pronged approach to preventing child trafficking and building sustainable communities that provide for basic needs, recognize and protect individual rights, and respect the cultural heritage of minority groups. Cosponsored by the UB Asian Studies Program, Gender Institute, Buffalo Human Rights Center, and Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy. For more information, contact Asian Studies Assistant Director Bruce Acker (email@example.com / 645-0763). For more about the Catalyst Foundation, view the 2012 CNN Freedom Project documentary Children of the Trash Dump or visit www.catalystfoundation.org.