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Amnesty Speaker, Benjamin Skinner

communications – October 7, 2010

Benjamin Skinner (Photo by Dylan Fareed)

Benjamin Skinner, modern-day anti-slavery and human trafficking activist, will speak at 6:45pm in the Garonzik Auditorium tonight (October 7) after sit-down dinner. Mr. Skinner has gone undercover to infiltrate human trafficking networks, slave quarries, urban child markets and illegal brothels, and has become the only person in history to have witnessed the sale of slaves on four different continents. A Crime So Monstrous, Mr. Skinner’s first book about modern-day slavery, won the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for nonfiction, and he was named Adventurer of the Year 2008 by National Geographic Adventure. Mr. Skinner has worked at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University.