Welcome to the conversation!

Welcome to the conversation!

Harriet Beecher Stowe's (1811-1896) best-selling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), made her the most famous American woman of the 19th century and galvanized the abolition movement before the Civil War.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

World Affairs Council of CT honors student activist speaking out on human trafficking

On May 7th, the World Affairs Council of Connecticut hosted their annual Luminary Award Gala, a night honoring organizations and individuals working to enact positive change in the world.  As part of the Gala, the Council awarded the Student Global Engagement Award to Nicholas Karangekis of Suffield High School, for his advocacy work on human trafficking.  As a student, Karangekis has sought to raise awareness and educate others on the issue of human trafficking while simultaneously fund raising for global anti-trafficking organizations.

Congratulations to Nicholas on receiving the Student Global Engagement Award and for his hard work to speak out on the injustice of modern day slavery!  

NEW Student Global Engagement Award 

Nicholas Karangekis

The Council is excited to announce our first recipient of the Global Student Engagement Award! WACCT's Global Engagement Committee has chosen to award Suffield High School student, Nicholas Karangekis, for his work to raise awareness on human trafficking. 

Nicholas was 
nominated by his former social studies teacher Lynn Katulka in whose class he first began his research into human trafficking and modern day slavery. He created a compelling YouTube video on the topic and has used it to raise awareness in other classes, church groups, and to schools and organizations outside of Suffield. 

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