More slaves exist today than ever in human history. Ohio University senior communications major Megan Gallagher has spearheaded the Ohio University End Slavery Movement (OH-ESM) to raise awareness of the modern day slavery epidemic by encompassing a collective voice across Ohio University’s campus while combining efforts to rescue and restore the lives of those affected.
Her plans for OU-ESM targets a group of people that have the voice, and capacity to sweep not only Ohio, but the country: college students. OU-ESM advocates for anti-human trafficking legislation by asking students to sign a petition to show that there are people listening, and finding a solution to end human trafficking is something that they strongly support.
“We are a part of the transformational cause,” said Gallagher. “We want to give a voice to the voiceless, but it takes a lot more. We need to focus on raising awareness, starting at Ohio University then throughout Ohio, and every person that hears about our cause is a step closer to ending human trafficking.”
Learn more at Daniella Vaccari’s The New Political article: Ohio University tackles Ohio human trafficking head on.