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United Nations Worlds Day Against Trafficking in Persons Day

Safe Coalition for Human Rights

NORTHWEST INDIANA- The United Nations Worlds Day Against Trafficking in Persons is Thursday. This year's event is the first-ever held in Northwest Indiana, commemorating victims of trafficking worldwide. 

Dr. Kalyani Gopal, President and Founder of the Safe Coalition for Human Rights and a licensed clinical psychologist, says trafficking is not something that exists only outside the country, it occurs in the United States as well, especially within the Midwest and especially within Northwest Indiana. 
Gopal says in the month of August last year, she identified 15 victims of trafficking among her patients at her psychiatric clinic in Munster.  The United Nations Worlds Day against Trafficking in Persons  is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Indian American Cultural Center in Merrillville. 

Sharon Jackson is the local host of "All Things Considered" and a reporter for Lakeshore Public Radio. She has been with 89.1 FM since its launch in 2009. Sharon is also a radio DJ in Chicago, and has been since 2004. In her previous job at Metro Networks/Westwood One, she was heard on am 890 WLS, WGN radio 720 am and am 560 WIND. She has also delivered news and traffic reports on radio stations all over Chicago and the suburbs including 95.9 The River, 98.3 WCCQ and Star 96.7.