‘Media missionary’ to discuss human worth in Forester Lecture

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2013-01-24
Morgan Perry, Forester Lecture, Huntington UniversityHUNTINGTON, Ind. — A self proclaimed “media missionary,” Morgan Perry will be at Huntington University on Feb. 7 to discuss the perils of sex slavery in the United States during the next Forester Lecture.

The Forester Lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Perry is the executive producer of the documentary “Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth” which has turned into a national movement to end child sex trafficking in America.

Perry, 25, has been a “media missionary” for nearly seven years with one of the largest Christian missions movement in the world, Youth With A Mission (YWAM). She studied mass media in nearly 30 nations while pursuing her degree from the University of the Nations, which is affiliated with YWAM. Toward the beginning of her studies in 2006, she spent time living near the red light district in Thailand where she became close friends with a few young prostitutes. Seeing one of these women left for dead on the street sparked an irrevocable passion in her soul to fight sex trafficking.

During the Forester Lecture, Perry will show some clips from the film and share how the body of Christ can come together to help deal with this global and national crisis.

The Forester Lecture Series is designed to bring interesting individuals and topics to the attention of students and the regional community. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Forester Lecture Series is coordinated by Dr. David Alexander, assistant professor of philosophy at Huntington University. For more information, contact Alexander at 260-359-4305.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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