The RRCAHT is a Rochester, New York outreach program whose mission is dedicated to eliminating human trafficking in our communities through education, advocacy, and networking with individuals and organizations. Professors Bruce Meader and Anne Ghory-Goodman’s Junior undergraduate design students worked with them on a project in the fall semester of 2015.
Students were asked to research and select statistical information (could be a local Rochester human trafficking statistic or a national, or possibly international statistic) for a specific kind of human trafficking. Students were asked to choose one specific kind of human trafficking. There are several kinds of human trafficking: Sexual Exploitation, Child Trafficking, Forced Labor, Domestic Servitude, and Organ Harvesting.
Students then designed a systematic sequence of applications:
• Bus shelter poster 46 x 67 inches, vertical
• Brochure single 4-page brochure, folded in half; folded size: 4 x 9 inches, vertical
• Web page standard 1024 pixels wide x 768 pixels tall
Students presented their work to the RRCAHT, and based on their discussions Professors Meader and Ghory-Goodman developed four large posters that were printed and have been displayed at several RRCAHT information sharing sessions. These include sex trafficking of minors, domestic labor trafficking, labor trafficking, and sex trafficking.
There are still on-going discussions about the RRCAHT sponsoring an exhibit of selected student solutions. Professors Meader and Ghory-Goodman continue working on other RRCAHT applications.