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Oct. 20, 2015
For Immediate Release

BRANTFORD – Wilfrid Laurier University and the Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa continue the Nelson Mandela lecture series with a visit by Kamala Kempadoo. The lecture takes place at Laurier’s Brantford campus on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 4 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. in room RCE 004 and is titled The Pitfalls of Anti-Trafficking. Admission to this event is free and all are welcome.

Kempadoo is a professor in the department of social science at York University, and a former director of the graduate program in Social and Political Thought. She specialises in sociology, race and ethnic studies, and transnational feminist theory, with a special focus on sex work studies. She has published and speaks widely on sex workers’ rights and human trafficking from critical antiracist and transnational feminist perspectives. Her publications include Global Sex Workers (Routledge 1998); Sun, Sex and Gold: Tourism and Sex Work in the Caribbean (Rowman and Littlefield 1999); Sexing the Caribbean (Routledge 2004) and Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work, and Human Rights (Paradigm 2005/2012).

The mission of the Tshepo Institute is to promote global awareness and excellence in knowledge development on African issues with the aim of inspiring positive transformation. It serves as a hub for knowledge mobilization and student/faculty enrichment that can inform transformative policies and emphasize causes for hope. To learn more about the Tshepo Institute, visit the website.

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Oliver Masakure, Director
Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.756.8228 x5704


Beth Gurney, Associate Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.756.8228 x5753



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