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Department ofReligious Studies


Karen Peterson-Iyer Welcomes Trafficking Survivor in “Human Trafficking and Christian Ethics” Class

Karen Peterson-Iyer’s “Human Trafficking and Christian Ethics” course recently welcomed trafficking survivor-leader Josephine Feemster to speak about her experiences in (and exiting) the life of domestic sex trafficking. Thanks to a generous Hackworth Grant that Karen received from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, designed to bring survivor-leaders to campus, Josie has now spoken several times to RS classes at SCU. The energy in the room was electric as this strong woman shared her story and inspiring perspective on trafficking, enlightening our students about what it means to stand in solidarity with, and promote justice for those caught up in the web of sex trafficking.