Marcy A. Prendergast, Concetta M. Reda



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The gross concept of human trafficking can come as serious shock to any person who is not usually exposed to the rhetoric around human rights issues. When thinking about awareness-raising, activists are challenged to create material that caters to varying levels of interest and understanding towards the issue. Given this challenge we ask: how does giving witness to awareness-raising events impact the attitude and awareness of an audience and how does the process of planning and implementing awareness-raising events impact the awareness and attitudes of implementers. This poster will answer these questions using information gained through service learning experiences, individual interviews, observation and analysis in order to help educate its audience about the effectiveness of service learning experiences and awareness-raising events when educating others on human trafficking.

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Anthony N. Talbott

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Political Science


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This poster reflects research conducted as part of course project designed to give students experience in the research process.

Research exercise: Human Trafficking and Service Learning:  Considering the Impact of Awareness-Raising Events on its Implementors and Audience