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Sex trafficking whistleblower highlights Carthage Diversity Summit

February 27, 2014

CONTACT:

Sandie Bisciglia, Director of Diversity
sbisciglia@carthage.edu
262-597-8190

KENOSHA – Kathryn Bolkovac, whose efforts to combat sex trafficking among military contractors in Bosnia inspired the movie “The Whistleblower,” will give a presentation at 6 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Carthage College.

Bolkovac will speak in the Todd Wehr Center on the Carthage campus, 2001 Alford Park Drive. The presentation is free to attend and open to the public.

She is a former police investigator from Nebraska who served as an International Police Task Force human rights investigator in Bosnia. She cooperated with Human Rights Watch to expose the misconduct and human rights abuses that U.S. military contractors and international organizations committed against young girls.

Based on her experiences in Bosnia, she wrote “The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman’s Fight for Justice.” The movie adaptation starring Rachel Weisz was released in 2010.

Theatre students will give a two-scene performance on the topic before Bolkovac’s talk. Her presentation is one of several public events scheduled during the second annual Carthage Diversity Summit in March. For more information, visit www.carthage.edu/diversity-summit.

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Established in 1847, Carthage is a college of the liberal arts and sciences. Situated on the Lake Michigan shore, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, the College enrolls 2,500 undergraduate students.