BILLY Ulibarri, Ph.D., will reveal the “deep story” that threads through a century of trafficking narratives. “Nowhere is Safe: Misinformation in the US Anti-Human Trafficking Campaigns” begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, in McDaniel Hall. This Adams State University Faculty Lecture is free and open to the public.

Human trafficking has been an ever-present threat to human rights around the world and has been recognized as a top priority by national governments and international coalitions. However, given the clandestine nature of trafficking, the public understanding of what causes human trafficking and what should be done to stop it are generally based on what we see, hear, and read in the media. 

Dr. Ulibarri’s presentation will trace media depictions of human trafficking from the early 1900s to today. He will describe media coverage about the white slavery scare of the early 1900s, the resurgence of human trafficking in newspapers in the 1990s, and the recent cooptation of the #SaveOurChildren by conspiracy theorists.

For more information on the Faculty Lecture Series contact Jess Gagliardi at 719-587-8921 or