Khurshida Begum to speak at Bishop Center

Khurshida Begum returns to the Grays Harbor area to give a presentation on the reality of and ways to prevent human trafficking. The free event begins at 7 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the Bishop Center at Grays Harbor College.

“Kushi” Begum, a Bangledesh native, lived this story as a young girl in Oakville before being adopted by locals Bob Martin and Betsy Seidel.

Her personal story of being enslaved by her brother-in-law at an Oakville farm and being used for slave-labor encouraged her to begin sharing it. She is now an advocate who travels around the state educating people on the dangers many people face with human trafficking.


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