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Alachua County Talks Human Trafficking

Ana Oliveira-Beuses, center, informs students about the University of Florida's Gators Against Human Trafficking at the Plaza of the Americas Monday. Oliveira-Beuses, historian, said the biggest obstacle to combating human trafficking is a lack of community education on the topic. (Giuseppe Sabella/WUFT News)

After Florida saw a substantial increase in calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center’s hotline in 2015, Gainesville residents are pushing for more awareness and resources for those affected by Human Trafficking. The House of Hope Women's Director, the president and historian of Fight Injustice and Global Human Trafficking discuss the ongoing hardships of those affected by human trafficking.

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Book Lovers Celebrate Banned Books Week

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre put on two productions of “Banned!?” Saturday, a play that discusses children’s books that have been banned. Displayed above is the re-enactment of “Where The Wild Things Are,” which has been repeatedly challenged for “romanticizing anger” to children.

Annual Banned Books Week from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3 was celebrated at UF in the Plaza of the Americas on Thursday. Students read literature aloud from different authors who's work has been challenged in public schools. The goal for Banned Books Week is to celebrate the liberty to read.

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