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Save Our Ado­les­cents from Pros­ti­tution founder Theresa Flores will speak about fighting human traf­ficking at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Phillips Audi­torium. Wiki Commons.

Save Our Ado­les­cents from Pros­ti­tution founder Theresa Flores will speak about fighting human traf­ficking at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Phillips Audi­torium.

As a sur­vivor of traf­ficking herself, Flores will talk about her ado­lescent expe­ri­ences as a former traf­ficking victim and her per­spective as a Christian on the long road to healing. She will also discuss the SOAP project, her min­istry that spreads awareness on the fight against sex traf­ficking through dis­trib­uting soap bars wrapped with ribbon that gives the National Human Hotline number to high-risk motels.

“Human traf­ficking is not a distant problem,” Inter­Varsity member Eliz­abeth Garner said. The tragic reality is that traf­ficking happens in nearly every zip code, and the majority of victims are children.”

After the lecture, stu­dents may choose to par­tic­ipate in labeling soap bars with the National Human Traf­ficking Hotline. Small teams will then deliver the soaps to hotels sur­rounding Hillsdale, Jonesville, Cold­water and Jackson this Sat­urday.

“I think people should attend this event because we as a culture are not as edu­cated about the issue as we should be,” Alexis Pierce said. “We should all help in any way we can even if it’s some­thing as simple as learning more infor­mation about the issue.”

To find out more about Flores’ min­istry visit www.soapproject.org.