Catawba Valley Community College’s School of Academics, Education & Fine Arts will host Amazon best-selling author Kimberly Rae on March 18, noon to 1 p.m. in the CVCC Auditorium.
Rae is the author of the Stolen Series, a trilogy of novels that spotlights the tragedy of human trafficking,or modern slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. Rae lived overseas for many years and used her experiences in Asia as a backdrop in her novels for illustrating the tragedy of human trafficking.
An advocate for Women at Risk International, Rae’s goal is to increase awareness about the growing problem of human trafficking, not just overseas but in the United States. Attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice have prosecuted slave trade activity in 91 cities across America in nearly every state. North Carolina ranks eighth in the nation in human trafficking, according to David Huffman, Executive Director to the Governor for Crime Prevention. Rae will also shed light on how sporting events, such as the Super Bowl, are used as the setting for large scale human trafficking opportunities.
Rae lived in Bangladesh, Uganda, Kosovo, and Indonesia before health problems brought her back to the U.S. She currently writes from her home in Lenoir, N.C., where she lives with her husband and two young children. Rae has been published over 300 times and has work in five languages.
Signed copies of Rae’s first book “Stole Woman” are available in the CVCC Campus Store. This event is free to students, staff, faculty and the community. Seating is limited. Click here to reserve your seat today.
If you have a documented disability and need accommodations, please contact Wanda Horvath, 828-327-7000, ext. 4222 or firstname.lastname@example.org 72 hours in advance to arrange services.
For more information about Rae’s visit to CVCC March 18, contact Regina Reep, email@example.com, or 828-327-7000, ext. 4110.
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