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CSMA hosts Will Lathrop of International Justice Mission

October 13, 2017

Northwest Nazarene University’s Center for the Study of Market Alternatives (CSMA) will host speaker Will Lathrop on Monday, October 23, 7–9 p.m. in NNU’s Brandt Center Swayne Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and there will be a reception with refreshments and desserts following the event.

As of 2015, Lathrop is a field officer for the International Justice Mission (IJM) in Uganda, where he defends widows and orphans. He previously was a youth pastor and later a prosecutor, working as a deputy district attorney prosecuting child abuse cases in Oregon. In 2014, the National District Attorneys Association in Washington, D.C. hired Lathrop as a senior child abuse attorney; in this role he trained U.S. prosecutors on effective strategy of prosecution.

The vision of IJM is to “Rescue thousands, protect millions. Prove that justice for the poor is possible.” They are a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. The IJM team includes over 750 lawyers, investigators, social workers and community activists. The focus of IJM is fighting slavery, sex trafficking, sexual violence, police brutality and citizen rights abuse.

This event is free and open to the public. There will be copies of Lathrop’s book, “The Locust Effect,” for purchase, and two books will be given as door prizes