January 30, 2012

Upcoming Event: Remember Nhu

Title: Remember Nhu
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 7, 7:00pm
Location: Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium
Format: Introduction by videographer and still phographer, 2 short film screenings, followed by presentation and discussion

UNICEF estimates that one million children enter the sex trade every year and that 30 million children have suffered from the sex trade over   the past 30 years.  Remember Nhu began as the attempt of one individual from Akron, OH, Carl Ralston, to change this.  Remember Nhu exists to prevent the exploitation of children in the sex trade industry throughout the world by meeting children's physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs.   
Today this Christian nonprofit organization that has established safe houses for children involved in the sex trade in Thailand, Cambodia, with plans to expand into India, the Philippines, and South Africa.  Carl's goal is to rescue the girls before they are sold into prostitution. After hearing about Nhu’s story of being sold to a brothel at age 12, Carl and his wife took many trips to Cambodia to try to find her.  Nhu now serves with the organization that shares her name, working to prevent other children from being trafficked. 
The founder, Carl Ralston, is coming to AU at on Feb. 7.  His evening presentation is at 7:00 pm in the Student Center Auditorium. His videographer and still photographer are also coming and will show two 7 minute films and will share and answer questions. 
If you want to read more about the organization, please check out their website:http://remembernhu.org