Ransoming the Captive—Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Putting Forth a Victim-Centered Approach

11:30am Lunch Presentation*

*RSVP required by Feb. 19 to cwcit@depaul.edu
  (Lunch provided; limited seating)

Join us for this fourth talk in our "Corporal Works of Mercy" series with speaker Ashley Feasley, director of policy for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)'s Office of Migration & Refugee Services:

Human trafficking, modern slavery....we don’t see it happening, but we see its effects all around us, from the clothes we wear, to the food we eat, and the services we use. Each year, 17,000 vulnerable victims are trafficked across U.S. borders and exploited through forced sex or labor.

Find out how the USCCB’s Office of Migration & Refugee Services is leading efforts here in the U.S. to combat trafficking and restore dignity to its victims through advocacy, awareness raising, training & technical assistance, and integration services.

About the Speaker
Ashley Feasley is the director of policy for the USCCB’s Migration and Refugee Services. Prior to the USCCB, she served as director of advocacy for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC). She has also taught at the law schools of Fordham University and the Catholic University of America. She focuses her work and scholarship on migration law, including immigration law, human trafficking, refugee and asylum law, and protection of vulnerable mobile populations. She has testified before Congress, published numerous articles, and appeared in the media to speak on these issues.

About the Corporal Works of Mercy
The 7 corporal works of mercy are found in the teachings of Jesus, and they give us a model for how we should treat all others, as if they were Christ in disguise. They respond to the basic physical (corporal) needs of humanity as we journey together through this life:

~ Feed the hungry.
~ Give drink to the thirsty.
~ Welcome the stranger (shelter the homeless).
~ Clothe the naked.
~ Visit the sick & imprisoned (ransom the captive).
~ Bury the dead.
~ Give alms to the poor.

Learn more about the 7 corporal works of mercy and the corresponding 7 spiritual works of mercy at http://bit.ly/1O61IFu.

Please contact CWCIT at cwcit@depaul.edu or 773.325.4158.


Parking at DePaul
Street parking (both free & metered) is sometimes available on campus, but there are also 2 parking garages available for visitors**:

~ Sheffield Parking Garage (2331 N. Sheffield Ave.)
~ Clifton Parking Deck (2330 N. Clifton Ave.)

**For a discounted rate, please ask for validation at the event's information table. Discounted rates are as follows:

Entrance before 4:00pm = $9.25
Entrance after 4:00pm = $7.25

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:30am to 1:00pm

Library - Richardson Library Lincoln Park Campus, 300
2350 N Kenmore Ave

Event Type

Diversity, International/Cultural Activities, Speaker/Presenters, Immigration and Refugee, Religious, Spiritual


Centers and Institutes, Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology (CWCIT)


Free of charge; all are welcome.

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