More than 40 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery, which the International Justice Mission defines as the use of lies or violence to force another person to work for little or no pay. For the 20th Robert M. Metcalf Symposium, MUS has invited IJM’s Philip Langford, vice president of international advancement, and Dawn Gary, director of strategic partnerships, to speak about the global organization’s efforts to stop this injustice.
IJM works around the world to rescue victims, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.
MUS is partnering with Hutchison School to highlight IJM’s work at a presentation in Hutchison School’s Sanders Lecture Hall on Thursday, February 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program is free and open to all. IJM will also present to the MUS student body in Hyde Chapel on Friday, February 9.
The Metcalf Symposium is an annual lecture series founded by MUS alumni William Halliday ’82 and Lower School Principal Clay Smythe ’85 to encourage reflection on the ethical traditions of Western civilization, consistent with the school’s Christian tradition.