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University of Mount Olive holding day of awareness, art– and Restore One President to speak

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MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive Campus Ministry is joining the effort to educate and stop human trafficking. On March 18, the day will begin at 11 a.m. in the Teresa Pelt Grubbs Art Gallery with a meditative walk through a “Sabbatical Exhibition” by Cheryl Hooks which features among other themes, stark images of human trafficking.

At 3 p.m., RestoreOne, a non-profit group out of Greenville North Carolina, will present the documentary Nefarious: Merchant of Souls in Southern Bank Auditorium located at 652 R B Butler Drive on the University Campus. Restore One President, Chris Smith will speak following the showing.

“Scripture teaches us that we are to be the voice for the voiceless. Those entrapped within the human trafficking realm are without voice or power,” said UMO Campus Chaplain Carla Williamson. “The University of Mount Olive is a liberal arts university founded by the Original Free Will Baptist Church therefore, the Office of Campus Ministry understands our role as Christians as well as citizens to educate ourselves about social injustices and to speak out against them. We invite the community to join us as we learn about human trafficking and what we can do to stop this atrocity.”

“Among the wounded of the world, are the victims of human trafficking. Their weeping has reached my heart! May their weeping reach your heart as well.  Together we can work to offer them healing and hope. Please join me as I share art images and information on this travicity, as well as other social and spiritual issues,” said Cheryl Hooks whose artwork will be shown in the gallery.

Source: MOC press release

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