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Nationally recognized anit-human trafficking crusader, Yvonne Williams talks with ECU Students on the supply and demand for sex trafficking, Thursday night.  (Will Stricklin/Daily Reflector)(Will Stricklin/Daily Reflector)
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Nationally recognized anit-human trafficking crusader, Yvonne Williams talks with ECU Students on the supply and demand for sex trafficking, Thursday night. (Will Stricklin/Daily Reflector)(Will Stricklin/Daily Reflector)

Crusader speaks on sex trafficking

By Kim Grizzard

The Daily Reflector

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As a crusader against human trafficking, Yvonne Williams is not bothered to find that some in her audience learned their first facts about sex trafficking through fiction.

“How many know about human trafficking?” she asked about 100 students at East Carolina University on Thursday. “How many heard about it through the movie, ‘Taken’?”


Williams, co-founder and executive director of Trafficking In America Task Force, was introduced to the cause through a made-up story as well. In 2004, as an aspiring screenwriter, she had created a story of young runaway who is forced to become a stripper.

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