(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Jan. 9, 2017) A multimedia exhibit that tells the stories of human trafficking survivors will come to California Lutheran University for three days in January.

“The Apathy Effect Exhibit: Igniting Empathy to End Exploitation” will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, and Monday, Jan. 30, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art.

The exhibit immerses viewers in the stories of resilient young survivors of human trafficking from around the world as well as those advocating on their behalf. Geared to ignite empathy and to empower participants with a response to issues of exploitation, the multimedia journey is told through original film, photography and artifacts. Interactive self-guided or guided tours adding to the experience. The exhibit inspires hope, as visitors not only learn about exploitation but also how to combat it.

“The Apathy Effect” features 12 freestanding panels of 23 fine art photographs and multiple short films. During guided tours, visitors will participate in an empathy exercise to process personal connections to the issue and will reflect on the experience and discuss appropriate actions.

Admission and tours are free. To sign up for 30- to 40-minute guided tours, go to http://donate.iempathize.org/lutheran.

The exhibit is produced by iEmpathize and made possible by the 2017 Rotary District 5240 Steps to Eliminate Poverty Sustainably Conference and Cal Lutheran’s Sarah W. Heath Center for Equality and Justice.

The gallery is inside William Rolland Stadium, which is located on the north side of Olsen Road near Mountclef Boulevard on the Thousand Oaks campus.

For more information, contact curator Rachel T. Schmid at 805-493-3697 or rollandgallery@callutheran.edu, or visit CalLutheran.edu/Rolland.