Want FORUM to continue in Fall 2016? We need YOUR answers!

Want FORUM to continue in Fall 2016? We need YOUR answers to these 10 short questions. We have 27 responses, but we need 50 replies. Please pass this survey on to friends, classmates, and professors as well! You can answer by scrolling through the short survey below:   Loading…

Human Trafficking | March 1, 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 1

 The Editor’s Desk Who are we? How is FORUM different? How do you tie in?  Human Trafficking | March 1, 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 1 Table of Contents The Editor’s Desk (read now) Cover Story: I have 48 slaves working for me. You can change that. (read now) Upcoming Events (read now) Student Work: Three Pieces … [Read more…]

Slavery in the Shadows: An Archaeologist’s Perspective

There are approximately 30 million people living in slavery today.* This trade in human beings is happening in developing nations and in our own backyards. From Taiwan to Oklahoma, people are being moved through secret networks against their will and without much recognition by wider society. In all of these countries, slavery existed in the … [Read more…]

3 Pieces of Student Artwork from “Beloved: There is no exchange for love”

See this artwork and more at the Beloved art show! Opening reception March 4, 6-8pm at Lightwell Gallery (Fred Jones Center.) Exhibit runs March 2-18. The Good Part Gina Butler Acrylic on paper, collage. The chaotic collage speaks of the trauma a trafficked woman may carry inside her on a daily basis, but her shoulders and neck … [Read more…]

Upcoming Events

Off the Market: Symposium When: Friday, March 4, 12:30pm check-in Where: Community Room, Zarrow School of Social Work Register now (or see full schedule) here.         Escaping Modern Slavery: Keynote Speaker When: Friday, March 4, 7:30pm Where: Community Room, Zarrow School of Social Work Talk on how citizen-activists can change a culture … [Read more…]

Student Initiative: Loose Change to Loosen Chains

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has held the Loose Change to Loosen Chains (LC2LC) event on campus each spring since our first year as a registered student organization in 2008-2009. The event is a weeklong effort to raise awareness and funds to fight human trafficking. We have worked with a few different organizations over the years (International … [Read more…]

The Editor’s Desk – Volume 1, Issue 1

On behalf of the FORUM team, we want to say we are excited about the launch of this first issue. We are a new publication at the University of Oklahoma run by students for students and targeted specifically at issues relevant to students. Our motto, “Your Voice. Your Concerns. Your Contributions,” reflects our focus to … [Read more…]